Lufthansa warms up to Indian market
With the Indian aviation sector back on the road to recovery, foreign airlines are cashing on the spurt in demand.india Updated: Jun 28, 2010 22:08 IST
With the Indian aviation sector back on the road to recovery, foreign airlines are cashing on the spurt in demand.
The Lufthansa group — comprising of Swiss, Austrian and Lufthansa — will increase the number of weekly flights to 75 in the winter schedule. The group has also decided to run bigger aircraft on Indian routes.
The domestic aviation industry has seen a huge surge in demand in the last few months. The total number of passengers carried by domestic airlines increased by 22 per cent to 211 lakh during the January-May period, as against 173 lakh in the same period last year.
The Lufthansa group, which at present operates 66 flights in a week, will fly 75 weekly flights from October 29. It flies to seven Indian destinations from Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich & Vienna.
“By improving connectivity from India’s key gateways to four European hubs, our airline group supports India’s growing need for international mobility,” said Axel Hilgers, director, South Asia, Lufthansa.