Lufthansa is preparing to transfer its vintage Junkers Ju 52 from Munich, by overnight road transport, to the company’s Hamburg station.

The aircraft will be dismantled and its fuselage placed on a low-loader truck, while each wing will be carried on its own separate vehicle.

Lufthansa has kept the aircraft in a hangar of its CityLine division at Munich since August last year. The airline has since decided to stop using the Ju 52 for passenger sightseeing flights, in order to reduce expenditure.

It states that the tri-motored aircraft, which is 83 years old, is being transferred “for logistical reasons”.

Lufthansa says the operation, which will be conducted at night, will begin on 3 April. The aircraft will arrive in Hamburg on the morning of 5 April.