Lufthansa, a renowned name in the aviation industry, has introduced direct flight connections between Munich, the capital of Bavaria, and Bengaluru, often referred to as India’s “Silicon Valley.” This development marks Bengaluru as the first new destination on the Lufthansa Group network post-COVID, expanding the frequency of weekly flights between India and Europe to 64 by January 2024. Commencing from November 4, Lufthansa Group connects Bengaluru to Munich, establishing the city as the third Indian destination with a direct link through Lufthansa’s esteemed 5-star Munich hub.
Bengaluru, India’s third-largest city, renowned for its vibrant IT and aerospace industries, has been strategically chosen for this new flight connection, signifying Lufthansa’s dedication to the Indian market. With a history spanning over 90 years in India, the Lufthansa Group aims to boost its presence by operating 64 weekly flights between India and Europe by January 2024. This expansion showcases Lufthansa’s robust commitment as it strives to surpass pre-COVID capacity levels, as stated in a recent announcement.
India’s aviation market currently ranks third globally, and this strategic move by Lufthansa signifies the company’s recognition of the immense potential within the Indian market.
George Ettiyil, Lufthansa Group Senior Director – South Asia, emphasized the exciting economic growth happening in India. India currently stands as the world’s fifth-largest economy, and projections suggest it could rise to become the third-largest economy by 2030. Ettiyil expressed his enthusiasm for this growth and highlighted Bengaluru as a natural choice for Lufthansa’s first new destination in the Asia-Pacific region since the onset of the pandemic.
Currently, these direct flights operate thrice weekly, with arrivals in Munich at 8:05 AM. Travelers on Lufthansa can relish their journey on the Airbus A350-900, where they are treated to local cuisine and catering, enhancing their flying experience from India’s “Silicon Valley” to Munich and beyond.
This significant move by Lufthansa not only strengthens its commitment to the Indian market but also offers enhanced connectivity options for travelers, bridging the gap between India and Europe.
Sources By Agencies