Interflug Ilyushin Il‑14 DM‑SAH

Civil aviation profile prints. 
Available prints options: 
Design / Dark Theme / Plain background; 
Size Panorama (914×305 mm / 36"×12"); 
Size Standard (610×305 mm / 24"×12"). 

Ilyushin Il-14 Interflug

Registration: DM-SAH
Type: Il-14P
Engines: 2 × ASh 82T
Serial Number: 020
First flight: 1957

In 1955, Deutsche Lufthansa was founded as rival East German flag carrier. It soon became obvious that the East German airline would likely lose a lawsuit over the use of the Lufthansa branding. As a consequence, Interflug was set up on 18 September 1958 as a "back-up" company, initially intended to complement the East German aviation industry by operating chartered flights. In 1963, the East German Lufthansa was liquidated. Interflug henceforth served as the East German flag carrier.