Lufthansa has just published the touring schedule for their Junkers Ju52, affectionately known as  ‘Tante Ju’ (Aunt Ju).   For those of you not familiar with this iconic Lufthansa aircraft, it was built in 1936 and through several ‘rescues’ and renovations has become a favorite of aviation fans throughout Europe.

‘Auntie Ju’  is maintained by Lufthansa Technik and is flown by a special group of volunteer Lufthansa pilots who are specially trained to fly this ‘analog’ aircraft along with volunteer cabin crew.   The plane travels throughout Germany and to events around Europe.  The wonderful thing about the whole concept of preserving this aircraft is the fact that the public is encouraged and welcome aboard to experience the nostalgia that the Ju-52 brings.    Each year, hundreds of passengers take in an experience that will last a lifetime.  As a matter of fact, I’m looking forward to my own ‘experience’ aboard the Junkers coming up during the 825th  Port Festival that will be held in Hamburg in May 2014 (yes you read that correctly – 825 years of celebrations!)

For 2014, the Ju-52 will operate 658 takeoff and landings and make 32 appearances throughout Germany.  Additionally, special appearances are planned in Austria and pontentially at special events throughout Europe.   To look at flight availability and to book your tickets, please visit the official Ju-52 booking webpage.  You’ll notice that each location will have multiple flights during the scheduled visit, some flights are round trip from and to the same airport while some ‘repositioning’ flights will operate 1 way between a city pair.   All of this is clearly spelled out on the website.

To further whet your appetite, you can look at this 30 minute video for an up close look at the Ju52 and the people responsible for her ability to fly today.

In addition to the timetable below, Lufthansa also provided the fare schedule for the upcoming year.   Depending on a given appearance, flights will be operated either in 30, 45 or 60 minute segments.   Respectively the fares are €199, €279 and €372 ($270, $380 and $505).  Repositioning flights will each have unique pricing.

 

 

April 28-29 – Bremen

April 30 – Hannover

May 1 – Paderborn

May 2 –  Münster-Osnabrück

May 5-6 Dortmund

May 7 Essen-Mülheim

May 8-11 – Hamburg

May 14-15 Hamburg

May 16 – Kiel (though not showing on booking page)

May 17 – Lübeck

May 22-23 – Strausberg bei Berlin

May 26-27 – Leipzig

May 29-30 Dresden

June 3-5 Dresden

June 9-10 – Nürnberg

June 10-14 – Egelsbach bei Frankfurt

June 15 –  Münster-Osnabrück

June 19-22 – Köln-Bonn

June 25-26 – Köln-Bonn

June 27 – Kassel Calden

June 28-29 – Erfurt

June 30 – Leipzig

July 1 – Leipzig

July 2 – Strausberg bei Berlin

July 3 – Heringsdorf

July 4 – Rostock-Laage

July 4-5 – Egelsbach bei Frankfurt

July 5 – Lübeck

July 7 – Paderborn

July 8 – Siegerland

July 9-10 – Köln-Bonn

July 23-26 – Mainz-Finthen

July 29-31 – Stuttgart

August 1-3 – München-Oberschleißheim

August 4 – Memmingen

August 5 – Friedrichshafen

August 6 – Karlsruhe

August 7 – Saarbrücken

August 9-10 – Speyer

August 14-17 – Nürnberg

August 27-29 – München-Oberschleißheim

August 30-31 – Straubing

September 2-3 – Nürnberg

September 11-13 –  Mainz-Finthen

September 14 – Speyer

September 15 – Mainz-Finthen

September 17 – Hamburg

September 18-19 – Egelsbach bei Frankfurt

September 20-21 – Nürnberg

September 21-22  – Bayreuth

September 23 – Dresden

September 25-27 – Dresden

September 28 – Leipzig

September 30 – Leipzig

October 1-3 – Strausberg bei Berlin

October 4 – Heringsdorf

October 5 – Neubrandenburg

October 11 – Braunchschweig

October 12-13 – Hannover

October 14 – Paderborn

October 15-17 – Dortmund

October 18 –  Essen-Mülheim

October 19 – Münster-Osnabrück

October 20-24 – Bremen

October 25-26 – Hamburg

October 28-31 – Hamburg

 

 

 

 

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