Fanhansa Gold: Lufthansa Celebrates Bringing World Cup Champions Home with Gilded Livery

The Fanhansa LH 2014 champion plane lands in Berlin-Tegel after an eleven hour flight from Copacabana.

Officer Uwe Strohdeicher and his 22 crew members landed this morning with the world champion team at the airport Berlin-Tegel on the champions LH 2014 flight–the same flight number Lufthansa assigned for the departure on June 7 to Salvador Bahia.


The Boeing 747-8 with “Fanhansa” livery was updated with gilded letters: “Siegerflieger”–Champion Flyers. Six employees of Lufthansa Technik began adding the letters immediately after the triumph at the Maracana Stadium in a hangar at the airport in Rio de Janeiro (Galeão).

“It is a very great success: Our team has proven that is a great team even superior to the best teams in the world. Germany stands tall and Lufthansa is pleased to be a strong team standing shoulder-to-shoulder with our national team and all the fans. Today, an extraordinary journey from Salvador de Bahia and on to Rio de Janeiro culminates in Berlin,” said Carsten Spohr, CEO, German Lufthansa AG.

Lufthansa flew the Fanhansa plane as a partner of the German Football Association carrying the German national team, “on behalf of tens of thousands of football fans,” and transporting media representatives and officials to and from Brazil.

This was the first time since the start of flight operations, Lufthansa says, that the company name was changed on a fuselage in the fleet. For the World Cup, the lettering has been changed to the Fanhansa Logo on a total of eight Lufthansa aircraft.

The Lufthansa Fanhansa  Crew Celebrating in Brazil prior to departure/Lufthansa
The Lufthansa Fanhansa Crew Celebrating in Brazil prior to departure/Lufthansa

German fans are wild in Berlin, and throughout Germany, celebrating the arrival of their champions.

Marisa Garcia

After working for sixteen years in aviation, specializing in aircraft interiors design and aviation safety equipment, and getting hands-on with aircraft cabins in hangars around the world, Marisa Garcia turned her expertise into industry insight. She has been reporting on aviation matters since 2014. Every day, she's putting words to work.

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