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Lufthansa
IATA
LH
ICAO
DLH
Callsign
LUFTHANSA
Founded 1926 (as Deutsche Luft Hansa Aktiengesellschaft), refounded 1954
Hubs

Lufthansa:

Company:

Focus cities
Frequent flyer program Miles & More
Member lounge HON / Senator Lounge
Alliance Star Alliance
Subsidiaries
Fleet size 262 (+ 80 orders) excl.subsidiaries

743 (+ 156 orders) inc.subsidiaries excl.shares

Destinations 202
Company slogan "There's no better way to fly"
Headquarters Cologne, Germany
Key people Jürgen Weber (Head of Supervisory Board and former CEO), Wolfgang Mayrhuber(CEO), Stefan Lauer (Aviation Services and Human Resources), Stephan Gemkow (CFO)
Revenue €24.9 billion

(US$33.9 billion)

Website www.lufthansa.com

Deutsche Lufthansa AG (FWB: LHA) (German pronunciation: [ˈdɔɪtʃə ˈlʊfthanza]) is the largest airline in Europe in terms of overall passengers carried, and the flag carrier of Germany. The name of the company is derived from Luft (the German word for "air"), and Hansa (after Hanseatic League, the powerful medieval trading group).

The airline is the world's fifth-largest airline in terms of overall passengers carried, operating services to 18 domestic destinations and 183 international destinations in 78 countries across Africa, Americas, Asia and Europe. Together with its partners Lufthansa services around 410 destinations.[2] With over 530 aircraft it has the third-largest passenger airline fleet in the world when combined with its subsidiaries.

Lufthansa's registered office and corporate headquarters is in Cologne, with its main operations base (Lufthansa Aviation Center [LAC]) and primary traffic hub at Frankfurt Airport in Frankfurt am Main with a second hub at Munich Airport.[2][3][4][5] The majority of Lufthansa's pilots, ground staff, and flight attendants are based out of Frankfurt.[6]

Lufthansa is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's largest airline alliance. Star Alliance was formed in 1997 together with Thai Airways, United Airlines, Air Canada and Scandinavian Airlines System. The Lufthansa Group operates more than 500 aircraft and employs worldwide 105,261 people of 146 nationalities (31 December 2007). In 2008, 70.5 million passengers flew with Lufthansa (not including Germanwings, BMI, AUA, Brussels Airlines).

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History

The company was founded on January 6, 1926 in Berlin, following a merger between "Deutsche Aero Lloyd" (DAL) and "Junkers Luftverkehr".[7] The company's original name was Deutsche Luft Hansa Aktiengesellschaft. Lufthansa, as one word, has been used since 1933. On December 9, 1927, Deutsche Luft Hansa, on behalf of the German government, established an agreement with the Spanish government authorising an air service between the two countries. This included a capital investment to establish an airline that would eventually become Iberia.

In the years prior to World War II, the company pioneered routes to the Far East and across the North Atlantic and the South Atlantic, using a fleet of mostly Dornier, Junkers, Heinkel, Focke-Wulf and other German-designed aircraft. It was also actively involved in the establishment of a few South American airlines, particularly via its subsidiary Condor Syndikat. After the outbreak of war in 1939, Lufthansa was only able to maintain service to neutral countries. Early in the war, along with the Italian Transcontinental Airline (Linee Aeree Transcontinentali Italiane, or LATI), the company competed vigorously in South America.[8] However, all service was suspended by Lufthansa following Germany's defeat in 1945.

Former Lufthansa headquarters in Cologne, Germany

Lufthansa was recreated on January 6, 1953 as Aktiengesellschaft für Luftverkehrsbedarf (Luftag) and was renamed Deutsche Lufthansa Aktiengesellschaft on August 6, 1954. The "new" Lufthansa of 1953 is not the legal successor of the Lufthansa founded in 1926 and which existed during and before World War II. On April 1, 1955 Lufthansa resumed scheduled service within Germany. International operations started on May 15, 1955, with flights to points in Europe, followed by service to New York on June 8 using Lockheed Super Constellations. South Atlantic routes were resumed in August 1956.

East Germany attempted to establish its own airline in the 1950s using the Lufthansa name, but this resulted in a dispute with West Germany, where the airline was already in operation. East Germany renamed its national airline to Interflug, which ceased operations in 1991. Lufthansa was banned from flying into West Berlin until the demise of the GDR regime.

Lufthansa Ju 52 "Otto Falke" with running engines in Balkans. 1941

In 1958, Lufthansa placed an order for four Boeing 707s, used to start jet services from Frankfurt to New York in March 1960. Boeing 720s were later bought to back up the 707 fleet. In February 1961, Far East routes were extended beyond Bangkok, Thailand to Hong Kong and Tokyo. The cities of Lagos, Nigeria and Johannesburg, South Africa were added in 1962.

Lufthansa introduced the Boeing 727 into service in 1964 and in May of that same year they began the Polar route from Frankfurt to Tokyo. In February 1965, the company placed an order for twenty-one Boeing 737 medium-haul jets, which were introduced into service in 1968.

Lufthansa was the first customer to purchase and also bought the largest number of Boeing 737 aircraft, and was one of only four buyers of the new 737-100s (the others were NASA, Malaysia-Singapore Airlines and Avianca– while the NASA airframe was technically the first constructed, it was the last delivered and originally intended for delivery to Lufthansa). In doing so, Lufthansa became the first foreign launch customer for a Boeing commercial plane.

The beginning of the wide-body era for Lufthansa was marked with the inaugural Boeing 747 flight on April 26, 1970. In 1971 Lufthansa began service to South America. In 1979, Lufthansa and Swissair were launch customers for the advanced new Airbus A310, with an order for twenty-five aircraft

The company's fleet modernisation programme for the 1990s began on June 29, 1985 with an order for fifteen Airbus A320s and seven Airbus A300-600s. Ten Boeing 737-300s were ordered a few days later. All of the aircraft were delivered between 1987 and 1992. Lufthansa also bought Airbus A321, Airbus A340 and the Boeing 747-400.

Lufthansa adopted a new corporate identity in 1988. The fleet was given a new livery while cabins, city offices and airport lounges were redesigned.[citation needed]

On October 28, 1990, 25 days after reunification, Berlin became a Lufthansa destination again. On May 18, 1997 Lufthansa, Air Canada, Scandinavian Airlines, Thai Airways and United Airlines formed the Star Alliance, the world's first multilateral airline alliance.

In 2000 Air One became partner airline of Lufthansa and nearly all Air One flights are code-shared with Lufthansa. In June 2003, Lufthansa opened Terminal 2 at Munich's Franz Josef Strauß Airport to relieve its main hub, Frankfurt, which was suffering from capacity constraints. It is one of the first terminals in Europe partially owned by an airline.

On May 17, 2004, Lufthansa became the launch customer for the Connexion by Boeing in-flight online connectivity service.

Lufthansa operated the Airbus A300-600 from 1976 to 2009
Lufthansa was the launch customer for the Boeing 737, and operated variants including the 737-300
Lufthansa and partner Air Canada aircraft at Munich Airport
Lufthansa was one of the first operators of the Airbus A340-300
Lufthansa BAe 146 RJ85.

On March 22, 2005 SWISS merged with Lufthansa Airlines. The merger included the provision that the majority shareholders (the Swiss government and large Swiss companies) be offered payment if Lufthansa's share price outperforms an airline index during the years following the merger. The two companies will continue to be run separately.

On December 6, 2006, Lufthansa placed an order for 20 Boeing 747-8 airliners, becoming the launch customer of the type. The airline will also be the second European airline to operate the Airbus A380 (after Air France). First delivery is scheduled for March 2010[9]. The first route of the Airbus A380 with Lufthansa will be Frankfurt to New York-JFK.

Lufthansa is owned by private investors (88.52%), MGL Gesellschaft für Luftverkehrswerte (10.05%), Deutsche Postbank (1.03%) and Deutsche Bank (0.4%) and has 37,042 employees (at March 2007).[2]

On December 14 Lufthansa and American low-cost airline Jetblue announced the beginning of a partnership initiated through the 19% stake purchase in Jetblue shares by Lufthansa. This is the first major ownership investment by a European carrier in an American carrier since the EU–U.S. Open Skies Agreement became effective in 2008.

In late 2007, the Lufthansa cargo hub dispute was started by Russia. Lufthansa was forced to relocate its cargo hub from Kazakhstan to Russia.

On August 28, 2008 Lufthansa and Brussels Airlines announced that they were negotiating joining together.[10]

On September 15, 2008 it was jointly announced by both airlines that Lufthansa will acquire a 45% stake in Brussels Airlines with an option to acquire the remaining 55% from 2011. As a part of this deal Brussels Airlines will join Star Alliance. Brussels entered into the Star Alliance in December 2009.[11][12][13]

On 28 October 2008, Lufthansa exercised its option to purchase a further 60% share in BMI (additionally to the 20% Lufthansa already owned), this resulted in a dispute with former owner Sir Michael Bishop, though. Both parties reached an agreement at the end of June 2009, so the acquisition could take place with effect from July 1, 2009.[14] By acquiring the remaining 20% from Scandinavian Airlines Lufthansa has full control over BMI since November 1, 2009.[15]

In November, Lufthansa and Austrian announced a deal in which Lufthansa will buy the majority stock from the Austrian government. The deal was completed in January 2009. In January 2009, Lufthansa announced that they are in serious talks with Scandinavian Airlines System about a merger between the two airlines but Lufthansa would have to make great changes to SAS before this is viable because of the financial state of Scandinavian Airlines System over the last few years. In May 2009, it announced that talks are occurring between about a "closer commercial co-operation" between the two companies, but that a takeover is not in Lufthansa's plans.[16] Additionally, it announced that if British Airways was unable to complete its merger with Iberia Airlines, it would attempt to begin talks with the Spanish airline itself.[17]

Subsidiaries

In addition to its main operation, Lufthansa has several subsidiaries, including: Airline subsidiaries:

Other operations:

  • Delvag, an insurance company specialising in air transport
  • Global Load Control, World leader in remote Weight and Ballance Services
  • LSG Sky Chefs, the world's largest airline caterer, which accounts for one third of the world's airline meals
  • Lufthansa Commercial Holding, in which Lufthansa holds a 19% stake. LCH contains over 400 service and finance companies of which Lufthansa holds shares
  • Lufthansa Flight Training, a provider of flight crew training services to various airlines and the main training arm for the Airline's own pilots
  • Lufthansa Regional, a brand operated by an alliance of several small regional airlines, including Lufthansa CityLine
  • Lufthansa Systems, largest European aviation IT provider
  • Lufthansa Technik, aircraft maintenance providers

History of the brand

The Lufthansa logo, an encircled crane in flight, was created in 1918. It was part of the livery of the first German airline, Deutsche Luftreederei GmbH (DLR), which began air service on February 5, 1919. The stylised crane was designed by Professor Otto Firle. In 1926 Lufthansa adopted this symbol from Aero Lloyd AG, which merged with DLR in 1923. The original creator of the name Lufthansa is believed to be F.A. Fischer von Puturzyn. In 1925 he published a book entitled "Luft-Hansa" which examined the options open to aviation policymakers at the time. Luft Hansa was the name given to the new airline which resulted from the merger of Junkers Luftverkehr AG and Deutscher Aero Lloyd[7].

Destinations

Fleet

Airbus A319-100 taxiing after landing
Boeing 727-200 in 1981
Lufthansa Fleet[21][22]
Aircraft Total Orders Passengers
(First/Business/Economy)
Airbus A319-100 26 9 126 (0/24/102)
Airbus A320-200 37 13 146 (0/32/114)
Airbus A321-100 20 0 186 (0/31/155)
Airbus A321-200 22 21 186 (0/31/155)
Airbus A330-300 15 0 221 (8/48/165)
Airbus A340-300 26 0 221 (8/48/165)
266 (0/44/222)
Airbus A340-600 24 0 306 (8/60/238)
345 (0/66/279)
Airbus A380-800 0 15 526 (8/98/420)
Boeing 737-300 33 0 124 (0/18/106)
Boeing 737-500 30 0 108 (0/18/90)
Boeing 747-400 30 0 330 (16/80/234)
Boeing 747-8I 0 20 TBA
Total 262 80

Fleet history

Over the years, Lufthansa operated the following aircraft types:[23][24]

Lufthansa Mainline past fleet since 1955
Aircraft Introduced Retired Notes
Airbus A300 1976
1987
1984
2009
Airbus A310 1984 2005
Airbus A319 1996
Airbus A320 1989
Airbus A321 1994
Airbus A330-200 2002 2006
Airbus A330-300 2004
Airbus A340-200 1993 2006
Airbus A340-300 1999
Airbus A340-600 2003
Airbus A380 2010
Boeing 707 1960 ? also used in cargo configuration
Boeing 720 1961 ?
Boeing 727 1964 ? could be converted into cargo aircraft
Boeing 737-100 1967 1983 launch customer, dubbed City Jet
Boeing 737-200 1969 2000
Boeing 737-300 1986
Boeing 737-400 1992 1998
Boeing 737-500 1990
Boeing 747-100 1970 1979 also used in cargo configuration
Boeing 747-200 1971 2005 also used in cargo configuration
Boeing 747-400 1989
Convair CV-340/440 1955 ? also used in cargo configuration
Lockheed Super Constellation/Starliner 1955 1967
Douglas DC-4 1957 ? cargo aircraft
McDonnell Douglas DC-10 1974 1996
McDonnell Douglas MD-11 1998 cargo aircraft
Vickers Viscount 1957 1971 also used in cargo configuration

Lufthansa's vintage aircraft restoration

Lufthansa Technik, the airline's maintenance arm, restored a Junkers JU-52 built in 1936 to airworthiness; this aircraft was in use on the 10-hour Berlin to Rome route, across the Alps, in the 1930s. Lufthansa is now restoring a Lockheed Super Constellation, using parts from three such aircraft bought at auction. Lufthansa's Super Constellation "Starliners" served routes such as Hamburg-Madrid-Dakar-Caracas-Santiago. Lufthansa Technik recruits retired employees and volunteers for skilled labor.[25][26] Lufthansa sells aviation enthusiasts rides on the restored airplanes. (See also List of airworthy Ju 52)

Cabin

Lufthansa Boeing 747-400 Business Class
Lufthansa Airbus A340-600 Economy Class

Intercontinental

First Class: Lufthansa First Class is offered on Boeing 747, Airbus A330 and A340 aircraft. Each seat converts to a two meter bed, includes laptop power outlets, as well as entertainment facilities. Meals are available on demand. Lufthansa offers dedicated First Class check in counters at most airports, and offers dedicated First Class lounges in Frankfurt and Munich, as well as a dedicated First Class Terminal in Frankfurt. Arriving passengers have the option of using Lufthansa's First Class arrival facilities, as well as the new Welcome Lounge. It has been announced that a new First Class will be established aboard the Airbus A380 in the spring of 2010.

Business Class: Lufthansa's long-haul Business Class is offered on all long-haul aircraft. Each seat converts to a two meter lie-flat bed, includes laptop power outlets and entertainment facilities. Lufthansa offers dedicated Business Class check in counters at all airports, as well as dedicated Business Class lounges at most airports, or contract lounges at other airports, as well as the Lufthansa Welcome Lounge upon arrival in Frankfurt.

Economy Class: Lufthansa's long-haul Economy Class is offered on all long haul aircraft. Passengers receive meals, as well as free drinks. In 2007, Lufthansa began installing personal Audio-Video-On-Demand (AVOD) screens in Economy Class. All A330-300 and A340-600 aircraft have been refitted, and most of the remaining long-haul A340-300 have been refitted.

European domestic

Business Class: Lufthansa's short-haul Business Class is offered on all A319, A320, A321 and B737 aircraft. Passengers receive meals and drinks, as well as access to dedicated Business Class check-in counters, and Lufthansa Business Class lounges. These aircraft are used on selected medium-haul flights. Inflight entertainment is not offered on any short-haul flights.

Economy Class: Lufthansa's short-haul Economy Class is offered on all A319, A320, A321 and B737 aircraft. Passengers receive free beverages, and snacks or meals. Inflight entertainment is not offered on any short-haul flights.

Lounges

Lounge Access - Class Access - Status Notes Number on Network
First Class Terminal First Class HON Circle FRA only 1
First Class Lounge First Class HON Circle FRA and MUC only 3
Senator Lounge First Class Senator (or higher)
Star Alliance Gold
30
Business Lounge Business Class (or higher) Frequent Traveller (or higher) 26
Welcome Lounge Business Class (or higher) Frequent Traveller (or higher) FRA only
Intercontinental passengers only
No Star Alliance Gold
1

Lufthansa operates four types of lounges: First Class, Senator, Business, and Welcome Lounges. Each departure lounge is accessible both through travel class, or Miles and More / Star Alliance status; the Welcome Lounge is limited to arriving premium Lufthansa passengers only.

First Class Terminal

Lufthansa operates a First Class Terminal at Frankfurt Airport. The first terminal of its kind; access is limited only to departing Lufthansa First Class, and HON Circle members. Approximately 200 staff care for approximately 300 passengers per day in the terminal, which features a full-service restaurant, full bar, cigar lounge, relaxation rooms and offices, as well as bath facilities. Guests are driven directly to their departing flight by Mercedes-Benz S-Class, or Porsche Cayenne.

Miles & More

Lufthansa's frequent flier program is called Miles & More, and is shared among several European airlines, including Austrian Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Swiss International Air Lines, Luxair, Croatia Airlines, Adria Airways, and Brussels Airlines. Miles & More members may earn miles on Lufthansa flights and Star Alliance partner flights, as well as through Lufthansa credit cards, and purchases made through the Lufthansa shops. Status within Miles & More is determined by miles flown during one calendar year with specific partners. Membership levels include: Basic (no minimal threshold), Frequent Traveller (Silver, 35,000 mile threshold), Senator (Gold, 100,000 mile threshold, 130,000 for German residents), and HON Circle (Black, 600,000 mile threshold over two calendar years). All non-basic Miles & More status levels offer lounge access and executive bonus miles, with the higher levels offering more exclusive benefits.

Codeshare agreements

Lufthansa has codeshare agreements with the following airlines:

*Star Alliance member

Accidents and incidents

Headquarters

The main entrance to the Lufthansa headquarters

Lufthansa's corporate headquarters are located in Cologne.[29]

In 1971 Lawrence Fellows of The New York Times described the then-new headquarters building that Lufthansa occupied in Cologne as "gleaming."[30] In 1986 terrorists bombed the headquarters of Lufthansa.[31] No people received injuries as a result of the bombing.[32]

In 2006 the builders laid the first stone to the new Lufthansa headquarters in the borough of Deutz in Cologne. By the end of 2007 Lufthansa planned to move 800 employees, including the company's finance department, to the new building.[33]

Several Lufthansa departments are not located in the headquarters; instead they are located in the Lufthansa Aviation Center at Frankfurt International Airport. The departments include Corporate Communications,[34] Investor Relations,[35] and Media Relations.[36]

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.lufthansa.com/online/portal/lh/il/info_and_services/at_the_airport?nodeid=1771230&l=en&cid=1000266
  2. ^ a b c "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International: p. 107. 2007-04-03. 
  3. ^ "We hereby invite our shareholders to attend the 51st Annual General Meeting." Lufthansa. Retrieved on 25 August 2009.
  4. ^ "How to get there." Lufthansa. Retrieved on 30 July 2009.
  5. ^ "Lufthansa opens new office complex in Frankfurt (Lufthansa eroffnet neue Konzernzentrale in Frankfurt)." Europe Intelligence Wire. 19 July 2006. Retrieved on 25 August 2009.
  6. ^ "Lufthansa Flies to 50-Year Milestone." Deutsche Welle. January 4, 2005. Retrieved August 25, 2009.
  7. ^ a b Lufthansa Chronicle
  8. ^ "Sedta Cuts Rates". Time Magazine. January 27, 1941. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,801249,00.html. Retrieved 2007-09-14. 
  9. ^ Aviation News and Aviation Jobs from Flightglobal
  10. ^ Lufthansa.com
  11. ^ Official press release by Lufthansa
  12. ^ Official press release by Brussels Airlines
  13. ^ staralliance.com
  14. ^ http://www.dowjones.de/site/2009/06/lufthansa-reaches-deal-to-raise-stake-in-bmi-to-80.html, Dow Jones Deutschland, July 22, 2009
  15. ^ Lufthansa to gain full control of bmi from SAS, while BA confirms interest in the UK carrier, Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation, October 2, 2009
  16. ^ Impact Publications
  17. ^ FT.com UK
  18. ^ [www.jadecxargo.com ]
  19. ^ CNN.com
  20. ^ Reuters.com
  21. ^ Lufthansa-Fleet
  22. ^ Lufthansa fleet list at ch-aviation.ch. Retrieved 2009-12-27.
  23. ^ Lufthansa historic fleet at airfleets.ner. Retrieved 2009-11-20.
  24. ^ Lufthansa History at German Wikipedia. Retrieved 2009-11-30.
  25. ^ Lufthansa's Labor of Love: Restoring Some Really Old Junkers, Wall Street Journal, June 16, 2008
  26. ^ Engineering Veteran Plays a Vital Role in Plane's Rebirth
  27. ^ JetBlue Airways
  28. ^ TAAG TO START LUFTHANSA CODESHARING
  29. ^ "Imprint." Lufthansa. Retrieved on 25 August 2009.
  30. ^ Fellows, Lawrence. "Germans Setting Own Office Hours; Some German Workers Set Their Own Hours -Within Reason." The New York Times. Monday July 12, 1971. Page 1. Retrieved on February 14, 2010. "At Lufthansa's gleaming new office building here, and at many other offices and factories around West Germany, men and women now go to work when they want and stay as long as they want -- within reason."
  31. ^ "Terrorists Shoot Berlin Official, Bomb Airline." Los Angeles Times. October 28, 1986. Section 1, Late Final Desk. Start Page 2. Retrieved on February 14, 2010. "West German terrorists today shot a West Berlin immigration official in the legs and bombed the Cologne headquarters of the state-owned Lufthansa airline."
  32. ^ "AROUND THE WORLD; Bomb Rips Offices Of Lufthansa in Cologne." Associated Press at The New York Times. October 29, 1986. Retrieved on February 14, 2010.
  33. ^ "Grundsteinlegung für Lufthansa Hauptverwaltung in Köln." KFZ.net. Retrieved on February 12, 2010. "Die Lufthansa hat mit einer Grundsteinlegung in Köln-Deutz den Beginn der Arbeiten für ihre neue Kölner Konzernzentrale gefeiert. Ende 2007 werden rund 800 Kölner Lufthanseaten, vor allem aus dem Konzernressort Finanzen, das Hochhaus am Rhein verlassen und in den nur wenige hundert Meter entfernten Neubau umziehen, erklärte das Unternehmen."
  34. ^ "Service Contact Person." Lufthansa. Retrieved on February 15, 2010.
  35. ^ "Contacts Investor Relations." Lufthansa. Retrieved on February 14, 2010.
  36. ^ "Media Relations." Lufthansa. Retrieved on February 14, 2010.

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Simple English

Lufthansa is the largest airline in Germany, and the second largest in Europe.[1][2] Some of Lufthansa's hubs are Frankfurt am Main and Munich, A hub is an airport where people who fly from one city to a second city can transfer or change airplanes.

Lufthansa buys airplanes from Boeing and Airbus. Lufthansa has big airplanes for flights to North America, Asia, and Africa. These flights are called long-haul flights because they are between cities that are far apart from each other. Lufthansa also has small airplanes for flights in Europe. These flights are called short-haul flights.

Lufthansa is a member of the Star Alliance which means it is a partner with other airlines like United Airlines and Air Canada. Members of the Star Alliance cooperate or work together to schedule their flights better so that travelling is easier for passengers or people.

The name of Lufthansa's frequent flyer program is called Miles and More. People earn points for flights they travel on. When they have enough points, they can get a free flight. Lufthansa has Miles and More to encourage people to fly with Lufthansa.

Fleet

Lufthansa uses these aeroplanes:

Lufthansa Fleet
Type Total Passengers
(First/Business*/Economy)
Notes
Airbus A300 11
Airbus A300-600R 2 280
Airbus A319CJ 2
Airbus A319 18
(23 orders)
132
Airbus A320 36
(15 orders)
156
Airbus A321 26
(15 orders)
190
Airbus A330-300 10
(5 orders)
221 (8/48/165)
Airbus A340-300 28 266 (44/222)
221 (8/48/165)
247 (8/42/197)
Airbus A340-600 [1] 19
(5 orders)
345 (66/279)
306 (8/60/238)
Airbus A380-800 (15 orders) Entry into service: 2009
Boeing 737-300 33 123
126
Boeing 737-500 29 123
Boeing 747-400 30 330 (16/80/234)
390 (16/64/310)
Boeing 747-8 [2] (20 orders) Launch Customer
Entry into service: 2010
Boeing Business Jet 1
Bombardier CRJ-900 2
(12 orders)

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