Lufthansa is continuing to expand its services to India and from 3 May 2008, it will be the only airline to connect the south German hub of Munich with Mumbai In future, the thrice-weekly flights from Munich, which will be operated with an Airbus A340-300, will supplement Lufthansa’s daily service from Frankfurt. In addition, the current service from Frankfurt to Kolkata (Calcutta) in Northeast India will also be boosted from three to five flights a week, starting on 3 June by adding a flight on Tuesdays and Saturdays. “India is increasingly gaining in importance as a strategic growth market. That is why Lufthansa has steadily expanded its flight services to the country in recent years. In future, our customers will have a choice of 50 flights a week to six destinations in India. This will underpin our position as the European market leader,” said Karl Ulrich Garnadt, Executive Vice President Services and Human Resources, Lufthansa Passenger Airlines.
With over 13 million residents, Mumbai is one of the most populous cities in the world. The metropolis is also India’s most important port and the commercial capital of the sub-continent. Mumbai is responsible for about 40 per cent of India’s foreign trade. The special introductory fare of 599 euros on the new route will bring Mumbai within easy reach.