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Lufthansa Airbus A350-900 arriving at Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Airport on a picturesque Saturday sunset - Photo by Robson Smith
Lufthansa Airbus A350-900 arriving at Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Airport (YYZ) from Munich International Airport (MUC) on a picturesque Saturday sunset 2019. Founded in 1953, lufthansa quickly grew in size and reputation to become the famous airline it is today. Along its journey, the carrier took part in a number of historical achievements, arguably the most significant of which came in 1967. Here, the company launched the 737-100, the original variant of the most successful commercial aircraft lineage in history. What is more, this was the first time Boeing used a foreign launch customer. Speaking of firsts, the company is also credited as one of the five founding members of Star Alliance (1997), now the second largest airline alliance by passenger count (750m+ in 2018). Even more impressive, the Lufthansa Group, to which Lufthansa belongs, shares a combined fleet of 700+ aircraft, an appropriate figure for such an influential airline. Moreover, the German carrier traditionally names their aircraft after (mainely German) cities, towns, and federal states. This A350 is "Bonn", a western German city; and for Lufthansa, the relevance of the route/aircraft model flown roughly equates to the size and importance of the city from which its name derives. Finally, the livery depicted is a pre-2018 version, which continues the stylised crane in yellow circle, from the 1918 design by Otto Firle. Their slogan says "Say Yes to the World", and we say "Thank You, Lufthansa, for saying yes to Toronto". Enjoy!
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