The long haul flight services of German airlines Lufthansa are expected to resume from June, as reported on Thursday. The Airline services are currently suspended in India due to the lockdown in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
The services in India will be restored to Mumbai from Frankfurt to begin with, subject to regulatory approvals, the airline said in a statement.
With over 106 destinations in Germany and Europe and more than 20 inter-continental destinations, the range of flights on offer for all travellers will be greatly expanded by the end of June, it said, adding that the first batch of flights will be available for reservation in the booking systems from May 14.
George Ettiyil, Senior Director Sales, South Asia, Lufthansa Group said in the statement, “I am proud of our decision to have Mumbai as one of the first destinations for increasing our long-haul services. It reflects the robust demand for flights to and from India, even in these unprecedented times.”
“While we fully understand and respect the Indian government’s final call as to when this can take place, resuming flights to Mumbai underlines our confidence in how the Indian government is handling the pandemic crisis. With Germany and Switzerland also leading the way by flattening the “curve” in Europe, reopening this route will increase economic cooperation between our countries again”, he added.