New Lufthansa design goes on tour


A heads-up to spotters and Lufthansa fans: on Thursday, February 8, a very special Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 and an Airbus A321 will be touring Germany and Europe. The jumbo jet and the A321 are the first Lufthansa airplanes in the new livery – and will make an appearance at ten German airports as well as the international airports Milan/Malpensa and Paris/Charles de Gaulle.

100 years ago, graphic designer and architect Otto Firle designed the heraldic animal of Lufthansa: the crane. The stylized bird is an unmistakable symbol for expertise, open-mindedness and quality. Over the last century, the Lufthansa logo has become one of the world’s most recognizable trademarks and today it represents the first and only European 5-star airline. In celebrating this anniversary, Lufthansa is not only taking a proud look back, but especially to the future – after all, the birthday of its heraldic animal is the perfect occasion to develop the brand’s identity.

The Boeing 747-8 (registration: D-ABYA) will take off from Frankfurt with the flight number LH9988 at 8:30 a.m. and make stops in Cologne, Düsseldorf, Bremen, Hamburg, Hannover, Berlin, Dresden, Munich and Stuttgart before getting back to Frankfurt around 5 p.m. The flights will be carbon-neutral, with compensation of CO2 emissions via myclimate.

The Airbus A321 (registration: D-AISP) with the new design will also be making its round trip as part of its regular scheduled service on Thursday: from Munich to Milan/Malpensa and back, continuing on to Paris/Charles de Gaulle. After returning to Munich from Paris, it will take its last passengers from Munich to Frankfurt and end its tour for the day there.