Lufthansa's FC Bayern Munich Airbus travels to the United States

25.07.16 GACC South News, Member News

Airbus A340-600 with special FC Bayern Munich decals

The German soccer team, FC Bayern Munich, took off today on a Lufthansa Airbus A340 for an 11-day U.S. trip on the “FCB Audi Summer Tour 2016.” To mark the occasion, the long-haul aircraft with the registration D-AIHK displays a special FC Bayern Munich design. In addition to the FC Bayern Munich logo, ten players from the club are also pictured on the fuselage. This includes: Jérôme Boateng, Robert Lewandowski, Manuel Neuer, Douglas Costa, Arturo Vidal Franck Ribéry, David Alaba, Thomas Müller, Philipp Lahm and Arjen Robben. The Lufthansa Airbus with this design will be flying from Munich to four continents for a year.

Lufthansa has been the official air carrier of FC Bayern Munich since 2004. In addition to its long-term cooperation with FC Bayern Munich, the airline also works with the German Football Association (DFB) and supports numerous popular sports. The airline is a national sponsor of the sports foundation Deutsche Sporthilfe, which supports the commitments of all professional German athletes to their nation. Lufthansa has also been a partner of the German Olympic Sports Committee (DOSB) for many years. This traditionally includes flying the German team to the Olympic Games and, as a partner of the National Paralympic Committee (DBS), to the Paralympics.