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What Was East Germany's Airline  
User currently offlineAir Taiwan From Australia, joined Dec 1999, 1518 posts, RR: 4
Posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 987 times:

What was the national airline for East Germany before the two Germany's united...?? Based in Berlin perhaps?? And is it still an independant airline or has it merged itself into LTU or Lufthansa or other airlines...?


Thanks a lot

Regards
Jimmy

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User currently offlinePUnmuth@VIE From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 4163 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 970 times:

Hi!
The National Airline was named "Interflug". And I think Lufthansa did take control but I'm nor absolutely sure about this.
I think the A310 they had are now flying for the "Deutsche Luftwaffe" (German Air Force) as MRT (Multi Role Transporter) and two as VIP transporters for the German Goverment.
Peter



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User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 947 times:


In the beginning (i.e. 50s) it was called Deutsche Lufthansa. They lost the ensuing legal battle with the western Deutsche Lufthansa who was declared the legitimate successor of the original pre war Deutsche Luft Hansa.
From that time, they called themselves Interflug (IF). Their base was at Berlin-Schoenefeld (SXF). They company as such still exists but consists of only one employee; it´s basically an empty shell used to pay off IF´s debts and settle legal stuff still coming up from time to time.

Peter, as far as I know they had only two A310 which are now Konrad Adenauer (10+21) and Theodor Heuss (10+22), the "Air Force Ones", so to speak. The MRT(T)s (10+24 [Otto Lilienthal] and soon 10+25 [the name escpaes me]) came later from Lufthansa.

Daniel Smile


User currently offlinePatroni From Luxembourg, joined Aug 1999, 1403 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 916 times:

Hello!

A while ago I wrote a longer post about the end of Interflug. In case you are interested you can find it via this link :
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/366676/

Best regards,

Thomas


User currently offlineAir Taiwan From Australia, joined Dec 1999, 1518 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 906 times:

thanks to you all.

Best Regards.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Jimmy
BNE


User currently offlineA330_DTW From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 892 times:

AEROFLOT

User currently offlinePatroni From Luxembourg, joined Aug 1999, 1403 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 859 times:

Hello!

Thanks for the compliment, but East Germany was not so big that it stretched out to include Siberia etc...(at least I always thought this was the Soviet Union....)

Best regards,

Tom



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