Lufthansa has maintained strong ties for six decades, contributing to the expansion and enhancement of the growing economic, social and cultural ties between the two nations
Lufthansa German Airlines celebrated 60 years of connecting the Indian capital with Germany. Commemorating the diamond jubilee in Delhi, Lufthansa group senior vice president, of global markets and stations, Frank Naeve announced the return of the fabled A380 and first-class service to Delhi.
Lufthansa has maintained strong ties for six decades, contributing to the expansion and enhancement of the growing economic, social and cultural ties between the two nations, according to the release by the Lufthansa group.
Connecting both nations since September 1, 1963, the inaugural Boeing 720 flight from Frankfurt touched down after stopovers in Rome, Cairo, Kuwait and Karachi, establishing the first connection between the capital city and the Federal Republic of Germany, the release said. Lufthansa remains committed to India and looks forward to another 60 years of deepening partnerships and growth.
The relationship between these two nations has strengthened due to the deep connections established between them. Both the countries are economic powerhouses that collectively represent two of the five largest economies on the planet, it added.
Lufthansa Group today has more than 1,000 staff in the country and has announced 64 weekly frequencies to India. India was also one of the first intercontinental markets to surpass pre-pandemic levels with new routes announced including Bengaluru-Munich and Hyderabad-Frankfurt. Returning the A380 and reintroducing first class to Delhi are natural extensions of its strong ties to India.