|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.
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.
|Quoting SPL (reply 19):|
K -> Koninklijke
L -> Luchtvaart
M -> Maatschappij
Translation: something like: Royal Airline Company.
|Quoting ZRH (reply 10):|
VARIG was founded in 1927 by Otto Ernst Meyer as Empresa de Viação Aérea Rio-Grandense (source Varig's History )
|Quoting RootsAir (reply 1):|
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.
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