Lufthansa backs German athletics team

Lufthansa is increasing its commitment to sport, and as an official partner of the
German Athletics Association, it will in future support the national athletics
team.Following the signing of a cooperation agreement, Lufthansa will be the
Official Carrier for the association and the national team for the next three years.
From now on, the DLV team will therefore fly to competitions and training camps in
Germany and abroad exclusively with Lufthansa. In future, the DLV national team will
also sport the Lufthansa logo on its uniforms at all competitive meets in Europe as
well as at press conferences at world championships. In addition, Lufthansa and the
DLV are planning joint campaigns with the athletes and trainers of the national

“We are delighted to be cooperating with the DLV, particularly in view of the World
Championships in Athletics in Berlin in 2009,” said Thierry Antinori, Executive Vice
President Sales & Marketing, Lufthansa Passenger Airlines, at the official farewell
for the athletes at Frankfurt Airport before they set off for their training camp in
Osaka. “We are continuing to expand our commitment to sport and underlining our aim
to be the ‘carrier for sport’ in Germany,” Antinori continued. DLV President Dr.
Clemens Prokop added: “We are looking forward to cooperating with our new partner
Lufthansa and we hope that on the wings of the crane we will soar to new heights in

Lufthansa demonstrates its commitment to sport in a variety of ways. In addition to
its cooperation with the DLV, the airline was for several years a partner of the
National Olympic Committee, which amalgamated with the German Sports Association in
May 2006. Since then, Lufthansa has been a partner of the newly founded German
Olympic Sports Association (DOSB). Traditionally, being an official partner involves
transporting the German teams to the Olympic Games and the Paralympics. Since May of
this year, the airline has also supported the German Sports Aid Foundation as a
national promoter. As a “carrier for sport”, Lufthansa has for many years also
cooperated with the German Football Association and FC Bayern Munich. Earlier this
year, Lufthansa was one of the main sponsors of the 2007 World Handball
Championships held in Germany.