Deutsche Lufthansa 58

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Deutsche Lufthansa

 

The Deutsche Lufthansa GmbH was founded in 1952 in the German Democratic Republic. This airline was 100% property of the Soviet occupation government. The aim was to claim to be the legal successors, and hence the ownership, of the former Deutsche Lufthansa AG created in 1926.

 

However, the Deutsche Lufthansa AG was refounded in 1953 in the three western occupation zones (West Germany). This airline was now a state-owned company of the Federal Republic of Germany. The western Allies thus prevented the legal takeover of the former (1926-1945) Lufthansa by the East German authorities.

 

Since the Soviet Union did not receive the assets of the former Lufthansa, it had to rent three Soviet airplanes to the German Democratic Republic, so that the Deutsche Lufthansa GmbH der DDR could take over air traffic in 1954. This was the real foundation of the East German airline, even though the company existed since 1952.

 

The East German Lufthansa was handed over in 1953 by the Soviets to the East German state, to become a state-owned company. Only then did it become a really (East) German airline. Interflug was founded in 1958 as a second East German airline to operate charter flights, while the Deutsche Lufthansa GmbH der DDR kept operating the regular flights.

 

Legal litigation started in Bern in 1962 between East and West Germany over the trade mark Lufthansa. The court gave this name to the Federal Republic of Germany which implied that the East German airline had to change its name. This is how Interflug assumed also the regular flights and the East German Lufthansa ceased to exist with the services being taken over by Interflug.

 

The flights below were operated by IL-14s and AN-2s and come from the April 58 timetable from www.timetableimages.com .

 

Berlin Barth Berlin DH41/DH42 (IL-14)

 

Heading

Distance

North

City Name

ICAO

South

Heading

Distance

346

0

0850

Berlin

EDDB

1125

-

121.1

-

121.1

0955

Barth

EDBH

1020

165

0

 

Berlin Dresden Berlin DH61/DH60 (IL-14)

 

Heading

Distance

South

City Name

ICAO

North

Heading

Distance

172

0

1650

Berlin

EDDB

0830

-

75.3

-

75.3

1740

Dresden

EDDC

0740

353

0

 

Erfurt Dresden Erfurt DH10/DH11 (IL-14)

 

Heading

Distance

East

City Name

ICAO

West

Heading

Distance

083

0

0920

Erfurt

EDDE

1125

-

106.3

-

106.3

1010

Dresden

EDDC

1035

267

0

 

Berlin Erfurt Berlin DH71/DH72 (IL-14)

 

Heading

Distance

West

City Name

ICAO

East

Heading

Distance

230

0

0750

Berlin

EDDB

1735

-

127.0

-

127.0

0850

Erfurt

EDDE

1635

047

0

 

Berlin Leipzig Berlin DH01/DH02 (IL-14)

 

Heading

Distance

West

City Name

ICAO

East

Heading

Distance

220

0

0640

Berlin

EDDB

0825

-

74.4

-

74.4

0720

Leipzig

EDDP

0745

039

0

 

Karl-Marx-Stadt Berlin Karl-Marx-Stadt DH50/DH51 (AN-2)

 

Heading

Distance

North

City Name

ICAO

South

Heading

Distance

014

0

0635

Karl-Marx-Stadt

EDCJ

1010

-

101.1

-

101.1

0805

Berlin

EDDB

0845

195

0

 

Karl-Marx-Stadt Leipzig Karl-Marx-Stadt DH54/DH55 (AN-2)

 

Heading

Distance

North

City Name

ICAO

South

Heading

Distance

331

0

1100

Karl-Marx-Stadt

EDCJ

1320

-

46.4

-

46.4

1135

Leipzig

EDDP

1245

150

0

 

Karl-Marx-Stadt Dresden Karl-Marx-Stadt DH56/DH57 (AN-2)

 

Heading

Distance

East

City Name

ICAO

West

Heading

Distance

056

0

1100

Karl-Marx-Stadt

EDCJ

1300

-

42.1

-

42.1

1135

Dresden

EDDC

1225

237

0

 

 

 

Flight Simulator Files

The IL-14 is available for FS2004 in il14_10.zip and in il14_10z.zip, and the AN-2 in AN2T_07.zip on www.flightsim.com