Grande Dame of the Skies.
Lufthansa's historic aircraft receives award.
One of the oldest passenger planes in the world is still flying and received an historic award.
Tante Ju (Auntie Ju) is known as the "Grande Dame of the Skies" and was built in 1936 in the Junkers aircraft plant in Dessau, Germany.
As Lufthansa's first and only historic commercial aircraft, 'Ju 52' received a "Movable Monument" award and protection from the Office of Historic Monuments of the Hamburg Cultural Authority.
The 'Ju 52' is an important and well-loved piece of history. During the summer months of 2015, about 9,000 passengers enjoy the many sightseeing and regular flights offered across Germany and Austria, allowing themselves to experience the pioneering days of passenger flights.
(Source: “Horizons” magazine issue October 2015. – used with permission)