Lufthansa adds direct flights between Bengaluru and Munich, ET TravelWorld News, ET TravelWorld
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Lufthansa adds direct flights between Bengaluru and Munich, ET TravelWorld News, ET TravelWorld

Starting November 4, Lufthansa will operate direct flights between Bengaluru and Munich, capital of Bavaria. This makes Bengaluru the third Indian city with a direct connection for travellers via Lufthansa, besides Delhi and Mumbai.

“It is an incredibly exciting time to be in India right now,” said Jeffrey James, Lufthansa Group Head of Communications – Asia Pacific, making the announcement.

“Having recently overtaken China as the most populous country in the world, India has also witnessed tremendous economic growth. It is now the 5th largest economy on the planet (replacing the United Kingdom) and is on track to be the 3rd largest economy by 2030. We have been invested in India for more than 90 years and when looking for our first new APAC destination since the pandemic, Bengaluru was a natural fit,” he said.

Lufthansa reports profits surge in Q3; predicts travel boom to continue

The company reported quarterly profits slightly above analysts’ consensus on the back of robust travel demand this summer. According to the airline group, its total Group revenues increased 8 percent from their prior-year level to EUR 10.3 billion (previous year: EUR 9.5 billion). This made the third quarter the Lufthansa Group’s strongest quarter in its history in revenue terms.

With a thrice-weekly frequency arriving the same day at 8:05 in Munich, Lufthansa guests would be able to experience one of the modern and fuel-efficient long-haul aircraft, the Airbus A350-900. As with all services to India, local cuisine and catering will be offered to passengers onboard their direct service from India’s Garden City to Munich. The Indian aviation market is currently the 3rd largest globally and India has also recorded the highest GDP growth rate in APAC over the past 12 months. The Lufthansa Group currently operates over 50 weekly frequencies between India and Europe. Bengaluru being India’s third-largest city, a center of the aerospace industry and an important IT hub, this Munich-Bangalore service, said the airline, represents Lufthansa’s strong commitment to the Indian market as Lufthansa Group’s capacity to India exceeds pre-Covid levels.

  • Published On Nov 5, 2023 at 10:27 AM IST

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