Deutsche Lufthansa, based in Cologne is the largest air company en Europe and the fourth largest in the world. Their basic airport is in Frankfurt and the Munich International Airport, and their largest hubs are in Hamburg.
Until 1953 Deutsche Lufthansa was a public company. Agfter that, it has gradually become private and in 1997 it passed fully into private hands.
The airline operates to 18 domestic and 197 international destinations in 78 countries in four continents. Together with their partners, they service around 410 destinations. It has the largest passenger airline fleet in the world with over 870 aircraft, subsidiaries´ included.
The Lufthansa Group employs 117,000 people, coming from 146 countries. Over 90 million passengers flew with Lufthansa in 2010.