German footbal team started with ,Fanhansa´ to Europaean Championship

With Fanhansa to the European Championship/Image: Lufthansa

On June 7th, the German football team started to the European Championship in France with Fanhansa Lufthansa special flight LH342.  The special plane took off from Frankfurt at 14:02 local time.  

Last week, the Boeing 737-300 aircraft type with the registration D-ABEK received special livery for the occasion. In addition to the well-known “Fanhansa” logo from the 2014 World Cup, the names of fans now decorate the aircraft’s fuselage. Among more than 65,000 online applications, around 300 winners were drawn to symbolically accompany the national team on their flight to the European Championship.  
“After the very emotional return from Rio with the Fanhansa Siegerflieger, we are delighted that Lufthansa has again made a special plane available to us. The support of the fans is hugely important for the team. Therefore, it is a wonderful signal that so many people have applied to co-design this fan plane” said Oliver Bierhoff, manager of the national team.  

For the first time in 2014, on the occasion of the World Cup in Brazil, Lufthansa traded its name for “Fanhansa” on the fuselage of part of the fleet and for a limited time. The climax of the campaign was the “Fanhansa Siegerflieger” which flew the newly crowned world champions from Rio de Janeiro to Berlin. The Boeing 747-8 still delights on its flights around the world and will continue to fly until the World Cup in 2018.  
Lufthansa is engaged as the “Airline for sport” for many popular sports. In addition to the long-standing cooperation with the German Football Association Lufthansa also works with FC Bayern München and Eintracht Frankfurt football clubs. In addition, the airline is a national sponsor for the German Sports Aid and is a longstanding partner of the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB). 

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