AirWillie6475 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2448 posts, RR: 1 Posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4964 times:
What are the meaning of airline names such as Lufthansa, Lauda, Styrian, Quantas and other names you can think of. What are the associatoins of airline names and logos such as the bird on lufthansas tail? Any comments?
RootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4180 posts, RR: 43 Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4906 times:
Qantas>>>Queensland And Northern Territories Aerial Service
Lufthansa>>>Luft=Air in german Hansa=Some family that was involved in aviation.
Lufthansa owes its origins to "Deutsche Luft Hansa Aktiengesellschaft" (renamed "Lufthansa" in 1933), which was formed from a merger between "Deutsche Aero Lloyd" (DAL) and "Junkers Luftverkehr" on January 6, 1926.
[Edited 2005-02-22 00:03:10]
Lauda>> Founded by Nikki Lauda, a former austrian F1 pilot
[Edited 2005-02-22 00:04:03]
A man without the knowledge of his past history,culture and origins is like a tree without roots
DC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 15 Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4779 times:
Yeah Lauda comes from the famous F1 driver Niki Lauda, who created Lauda air and now has Fly Niki, after a very very long story.
As for the 'Hansa' in Lufthansa, there was a thread not too long ago about this. Most Germans couldn't tell you what it means. From the responses there it losely means 'union' as in the 'Hansa' ports of Northern Germany, Hamburg etc.
ZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5563 posts, RR: 38 Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4750 times:
Quoting Airgeek12 (reply 2): All I know is I have a friend that speaks fluid German and , according to her, in german, "luft" means air. And than, as mentioned above, "hansa" is some family.
"Luft" is air, that's correct. Hansa is not a family name. The "Hanse" was a commercial union of merchants in major cities in northern Germany like Hamburg, Bremen, Luebeck, Rostock and further to the east till Danzig (Poland in our days), Koenigsberg (Kalliningrad, Russia) and others = Hansestaedte (cities of the Hanse). They formed in the 14th century a formal alliance.
"Lauda" is the name of the founder of Lauda Air. This Nicki Lauda the famous formula 1 driver.
I think Styrian comes from the Steiermark, a state in Austria.
Airgeek12 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4645 times:
Some dude emailed me this:
I've read the theart on airliners.net where someone asked where the airline names are from. I'm not registert, so i write you and i hope that you put these Informations in the board.
Lufthansa: Founded an Luft Hansa. Named in Lufthansa after the second world war, when Germany was allowed to found an Airline again. "Luft" means air. and i am not sure, but in german there ist tho word Hanse, which was agroup of trading cities in the Mittle Ages. Ich think that Hansa comes from that word.
Lauda: Founded by the Formula one driver Niki Lauda and the sold to Austrian Airlines. After that Niki Lauda founded the Low cost carrier Fly Niki.
Styrian Spirit: Names after the austrian region "steiermark". I think that styrian ist the english form.
I'm sorry for my bad english, but i hope you can read it.
AV757 From Colombia, joined Apr 2004, 653 posts, RR: 6 Reply 24, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4303 times:
Avianca is the acronym of Aerovias Nacionales de Colombia, or Colombian National Airways and its logo of the Condor of the Andes, being the largest flying bird of the Americas, and according to ancient Inca tradition and beliefs, the condor is the messenger of the Gods.
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