39 years ago today, on February 2, 1976,  Lufthansa welcomed its first ever Airbus aircraft when an Airbus A300 was delivered to the airline.

The A300 served as a short and medium-haul wide body aircraft on high density routes within Europe, North Africa, Russia, the Middle East, and even to the East Coast of the USA.

Lufthansa would ultimately operate 25 A300s (14 A300-600, 6 A300-B2 and 5 A300-B4 variants) over the course of 33 years, finally retiring the last A300 on July 1, 2009.


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Lufthansa A300 in Paris   (Courtesy of Christian Volpati / Wikimedia Commons)




Typical Seat Map