Region: Europe: Western Europe


Germany’s aviation sector is comprised of many airlines; the national flag carrier Lufthansa (Deutsche Lufthansa) is the largest airline in Germany and one of the largest in Europe. Its main hubs are Frankfurt am Main Airport, Munich Franz Josef Strauss Airport and Duesseldorf Airport. Deutsche Lufthansa Group is a global aviation group with subsidiaries Lufthansa Regional, Eurowings, Austrian Airlines, SWISS and Germanwings with further stakes in Brussels Airlines, JetBlue and SunExpress. Air Berlin was Germany’s second largest airline, a position now held by Eurowings, followed by Ryanair and easyJet.

Air navigation service providers for German airspace are conducted by DFS (Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH) and EUROCONTROL, whilst the Federal Aviation Office (LBA - Luftfahrt-Bundesamt) is the government regulatory body responsible for developing and maintaining aviation safety standards, as well as certifying airlines, airports and training devices.

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