Lufthansa announced today that it has cancelled the airline’s 60th Anniversary celebrations that were set to take place on April 15. Originally, plans had called for a gathering at Hangar 7 (The A380’s home) in Frankfurt where special guest, Chancellor Angela Merkel was to join in celebrating the airline’s jubilee.
The cancellation is obviously out of respect to the victims who were lost in the Germanwings tragedy last week and to their families that survive them.
Instead, family members and friends will gather at the Cologne Cathedral on April 17 to take part in a memorial and remembrance service for those that were lost. The memorial service is being organized by Chancellor Merkel’s office and by the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia.