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FIFA 2014 World Cup: Lufthansa becomes Fanhansa

In the coming weeks leading up to and during the football World Cup, a total of eight aircraft in the Lufthansa fleet will swap their well-known lettering for the new ‘Fanhansa’ logo.

This is first time that for a limited period Lufthansa has changed its name on the aircraft fuselage since commencing operations almost 60 years ago.

The first “Fanhansa” Airbus A321-200 will depart Munich as Lufthansa flight LH2478 bound for London Heathrow with a scheduled arrival time of 17:00.

The special aircraft will then depart Heathrow at 18:05 for its return flight to Munich.

An additional two short-haul aircraft and a total of five long-haul aircraft, including the Boeing 747-8, the world’s longest aircraft, are also being re-painted to feature the ‘Fanhansa’ logo.

“Fanhansa is more than a logo on the aircraft, of course – it is a surprise for our customers and a thank you to our fans,” said Alexander Schlaubitz, head of marketing at Lufthansa Passenger Airlines.

“Over the coming days, we will be creating new travel experiences with a number of different promotions whilst on board we will be offering the best World Cup atmosphere and pure football fever.”

With Fanhansa, Lufthansa will be flying not just the German national team to Brazil, as partner of the German Football Association, but also thousands of football fans, media representatives and officials.