79 years old and still fit for fun: the Ju52, the German Lufthansa Berlin-Stiftung, one of the oldest still active passenger aircraft in the world, has for this summer, an amazing flying program throughout Germany and Austria. Until October, the "Old Lady of Aviation" has planned 631 flights between the North and Baltic Sea coast and the Alpine region of the three engine oldtimer, which was built in 1936 in the Dessau Junkers Works. About 10,000 passengers are expected on board of the "Tante Ju", in its only 16 seats, which made it a large aircraft in the 30s, to experience an equally nostalgic and fascinating flight experience just like in grandmother's time.
If you know Ju52 only from stories and you want to make a step back to the pioneering days of passenger aviation, you have a lot of opportunities all over Germany. In the coming weeks, fans of oldtimers flying can reserve sightseeing flights with Ju52, at airports in the following German cities: Cologne-Bonn (June 15 to 18), Bremen (19 June), Bremerhaven (June 20 to 21) Kiel-Holtenau (June 22), Hamburg (June 23 to 24), Strausberg near Berlin (June 24 to 27), Erfurt (June 28 to 29), Kassel (June 30 - July 2), Eisenach (July 3), Leipzig (July 9), Dresden (July 10 to 13), Nuremberg (July 14 to 21), Schwäbisch Hall (on July 22, for the first time in the Ju52 flight program), Stuttgart (July 23), Friedrichshafen (July 24), Memmingen (July 25) and Munich-Oberschleissheim (July 26 to 27).
In early August, the "Tante Ju" makes a longer trip to Austria, with sightseeing flights in Salzburg, Wels, Wiener Neustadt, Graz and Klagenfurt, just like last year.
Each nostalgic flight of the three-engined propeller plane will take the passengers in 30-, 45- or 60-minute sightseeing flights with Ju52, which can be booked € 219, € 299 or € 389. For distance flights between the airports, the price depends on the length of each route. Also full charter flights are possible, as is the purchase of flight vouchers as a birthday, anniversary or holiday gift. Detailed information is available on the website of the German Lufthansa Berlin-Stiftung under www.lufthansa-ju52.de. Together with tickets or vouchers booking on the site, there are available DVDs, which are tracing the exciting story of this legendary aircraft, for € 19.90.