Lufthansa CityLine

Lufthansa CityLine

airline=Lufthansa CityLine
parent=Deutsche Lufthansa AG
founded=1958 as Ostfriesische Lufttaxi []
headquarters= Cologne, Germany
key_people=Wolfgang Mayrhuber (CEO), Dr. Karl-Ludwig Kley (CFO)
hubs=Frankfurt International Airport
Munich - Franz Josef Strauß Int'l Airport
focus_cities=All major German Airports
frequent_flyer=Miles & More
lounge=Senator Lounge
alliance=Star Alliance
fleet_size=73 (+45 orders)

Lufthansa CityLine GmbH is an airline based in Cologne, Germany. It is a wholly owned subsidiary regional airline of Lufthansa and member of the Lufthansa Regional network. It is the largest regional airline in Europe. Its main base is Cologne Bonn Airport, with hubs at Hamburg Airport, Frankfurt International Airport, Düsseldorf International Airport and Munich International Airport cite news | title= Directory: World Airlines | work= Flight International | page= 108 | date= 2007-04-03] .


The airline was founded as Ostfriesische Lufttaxi (OLT) in 1958 and became Ostfriesische Lufttransport (OLT) in 1970 (still exists today as a separate airline) in Emden. It was reorganised and renamed as DLT Luftverkehrsgesellschaft mbH on 1 October 1974 and began cooperation with Lufthansa in 1978 with short-range international routes. By 1988 all operations were on behalf of Lufthansa. In March 1992 DLT became a wholly owned subsidiary of Lufthansa and was renamed Lufthansa CityLine. It had 2,520 employees (at July 2007)..


As of July 2007, Lufthansa CityLine operated the following services [ [ Lufthansa CityLine destinations] ] :
*Domestic scheduled destinations: Berlin, Bremen, Cologne, Dortmund, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Friedrichshafen, Hamburg, Hanover, Leipzig/Halle, Munich, Münster, Nuremberg and Stuttgart.
*International scheduled destinations: Amsterdam, Balaton, Barcelona, Basel/Mulhouse, Bastia, Belgrade, Bergen, Bilbao, Birmingham, Bordeaux, Bornholm, Bratislava, Brussels, Budapest, Cagliari, Copenhagen, Dnepropetrovsk, Donetsk, Florence, Gdańsk, Geneva, Gothenburg, Helsinki, Katowice, Kiev, Kraków, Linz, London, Lyons, Madrid, Manchester, Marseilles, Milan, Naples, Newquay, Newcastle, Nice, Olbia, Oslo, Paderborn, Paris, Prague, Rome, Rostov, Sarajevo, Sofia, Stavanger, Stockholm, Timişoara, Tirana, Toulouse, Valencia, Verona, Vienna, Vilnius, Warsaw, Westerland, Yerevan, Zagreb and Zürich.


The Lufthansa CityLine fleet includes the following aircraft (August 2008) [ [ Lufthansa CityLine fleet] ] :

*18 Avro RJ85ER
*10 Bombardier CRJ-100LR
*13 Bombardier CRJ-200LR
*20 Bombardier CRJ-700ER
*12 Bombardier CRJ-900 (15 on order)

The average Lufthansa CityLine fleet age is 7.9 years old in August 2008 [ [ Lufthansa CityLine Fleet Age] ] .

Lease extensions have been signed on 13 of the Avro RJ85 fleet, which means they will remain in service with the airline well into the next decade [Airliner World, January 2007] .

Lufthansa placed an order on April 17, 2007 for 30 Embraer E-190 and 15 Bombardier CRJ-900 aircraft to directly replace its fleet of BAe 146 and Avro RJ aircraft, of which 18 are operated by Lufthansa CityLine and 24 by Swiss European Air Lines. All of the Embraer E-190s are expected to be flown by Swiss. [cite news | title= Lufthansa confirms regional plans | work= Airliner World | page= 4 | date= June 2007]


External links

* [ Lufthansa CityLine]
* [ Lufthansa Group]

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