Lufthansa ended its 48-year association with the Boeing 737 when it retired its remaining fleet on October 31.

The honour of the final flight fell to 737-300 D-ABEC (c/n 25149), which operated a special service from Frankfurt to Hamburg where the airline and its maintenance arm, Lufthansa Technik, officially bid farewell to the type. After the ceremony, captain and fleet commander, Ulrich Pade, and his crew flew a group of journalists and Lufthansa employees back to Frankfurt, marking the airline’s final rotation with the 737.

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