Lufthansa is the largest German airline company with worldwide operations. The airlines, first founded in 1926 in Berlin is regarded as the nationís flag bearer and is one of the founding members of the Star alliance, the largest airlines alliance in the world. Lufthansa is currently headquartered in Cologne; the largest city in Germanyís most populous state. Lufthansa airline logo is a minimalistic one; it is depicted in a symbol and the brandís name against a white background. Lufthansa is written in blue with the first letter capitalised and others expressed in lower cases. The symbol of a crane taking an upward flight is placed in a circle by the left side of the design.