Lufthansa has announced the introduction of a new flight on the Bengaluru-Munich route. The new flight will fly from Bengaluru five times a week, starting from Munich on 31st March 2020. Lufthansa will operate their latest A350-900 with a configuration of 48 seats in Business Class, 21 seats in Premium Economy Class and 224 in Economy Class.
Speaking on the announcement, George Ettiyil, Senior Director Sales South 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’s South Asia operation.
The airline has already upgraded the aircraft on the Mumbai-Munich sector from an A330 to 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.