Had it not been for Lufthansa’s vision for a short and medium range jet aircraft, the 737 may have never been developed. It was Lufthansa that approached Boeing in the late 1960s looking to find a solution for its route network in Europe. Lufthansa was the launch customer for the 737 with the first aircraft entering service on February 10, 1968. Since then nearly 8,000 737s have been built by Boeing.
D-ABEI or ‘Bamberg’ joined the fleet in November 1991.
D-ABIB was retired in February 2014. Pictured here shortly after arriving at Lufthansa Technik Component Services in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Lufthansa’s D-ABIC in Frankfurt
Lufthansa’s Boeing 737, D-ABIT, was completed in May 1991 and joined the fleet in june 1991.
D-ABIU or ‘Limburg’ joined the fleet in May 1991. Seen here leaving her gate at Zurich.
D-ABXT or ‘Reutlingen’ joined the fleet in January 1989.
D-ABXU arriving in FRA. She was retired on February 24, 2014.