- 5 times weekly flight to be operated by state of the art A350-900
- The new flight will form a direct connection between India’s Silicon Valley and Europe’s first and only 5-Star airport, voted ‘Best Airport in Europe’ 12 times in 14 years
Lufthansa announced today the introduction of a new flight on the Bengaluru-Munich route. The new flight will fly out from Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru five times a week, starting from Munich on 31st March 2020. Lufthansa will operate their latest, state of the aircraft A350-900 with a configuration of 48 seats in Business Class, 21 seats in Premium Economy Class and 224 in Economy Class.
The new route would form a strong link between two important regional hubs, providing South India with a direct connection with another important gateway to the European Mainland. The development underlines Lufthansa’s strong India focus. With the operational expansion in Bengaluru, the airline aims to cater to the growing international traffic to Europe with its most premium travel experience to aspiring travellers from Bengaluru, the rest of Karnataka, but also Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Lufthansa already operates a daily flight from Bengaluru to Frankfurt.
Speaking on the announcement, George Ettiyil, Senior Director SalesSouth Asia of the Lufthansa Group Airlines, said, “Bengaluru Airport connects India’s IT and tech hub, Bengaluru, but also many next tier cities from the rest of the South Indian Region. South India has a growing number of discerning travellers, who travel frequently abroad and increasingly demand a more premium travel experience whether for business or leisure purposes. We are confident that, with this expansion, Lufthansa is catering to the growing needs of this region to explore Europe for business but also leisure.”
Lufthansa’s decision to launch an additional flight on the Bengaluru-Munich route was taken considering the growing passenger traffic but also the capabilities of Bengaluru Airport, in terms of connectivity beyond Bengaluru and commercial viability of the operation. It is line with its long-term vision of strengthening the company south Asia operation. The airline has already upgraded the aircraft on the Mumbai-Munich sector from an A330 to a state of the art A350. It has also announced its plans to increase the capacity in the Business Class with a different seat configuration on its flights from Chennai and Bengaluru to Frankfurt from summer 2020.Timetable details (all times local):
Bengaluru– MunichLH 76501:45 – 07:30 Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun
Munich – BengaluruLH 764 11:55 – 00:05 1Tue/Thu/Fri/Sat/SunAbout the Lufthansa Group:
The Lufthansa Group is the world’s largest aviation group in terms of turnover as well as the market leader in Europe’s airline sector. The Group strives to be the “First Choice in Aviation” for its customers, employees, shareholders and partners. Safety, quality, reliability and innovation are the prime credentials and priorities of all its business activities.
The Lufthansa Group is divided into the three strategic areas of Hub Airlines, Point-to-Point Business and Service Companies. The Group’s network carriers, with their premium brands of Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines, serve its home market from their Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich and Vienna hubs. With its Eurowings brand, the Group also offers short- and long-haul point-to-point services in the growing private travel market. Brussels Airline is also part of the point-to-point services. And with its service companies, which are all global market leaders in their individual industries, the Lufthansa Group has found success in further areas of the aviation business.
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Lufthansa Group airlines serve 343 destinations in 103 countries, offering 13,267 weekly frequencies during summer 2019. The current fleet is comprised of 763 aircraft (as of February 2019) and the Group will continue to take delivery of new aircraft until 2025. In 2018, the Lufthansa Group employed around 135,000 personnel, welcomed 142 million passengers aboard its flights and generated sales of around EUR 35.8 billion.