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by Jens Pattke
Flag adopted 1930, abolished 1945, readopted 1954
On 6th January 1926 the two companies Deutsche Aero-Lloyd AG and Junkers Luftverkehr AG merged into Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Lufthansa adopted a house flag as early as 1930. This showed on a blue field a yellow St. Andrew's cross, fimbriated yellow, and centred on it a yellow disc, fimbriated yellow, bearing a blue crane. This flag was used until 1945.
After the war, Deutsche Lufthansa was re-established again 1954 as a successor to the Company for Air Traffic Demand (Gesellschaft für Luftverkehrsbedarf) which had been established in 1953. It readopted its former house flag.
Jens Pattke, 4 April 2001