Lufthansa cancels flights to India

30 Sep 2020 by Business Traveller India
Lufthansa airline

Lufthansa has cancelled all flights between Germany and India from September 30 to October 20, 2020.

The decision has been made after Indian authorities rejected the airline’s planned scheduled for October.

Lufthansa spokesperson said, “Lufthansa had applied for the continuation of special flights it was granted to operate until the end of September. This application process is necessary since India has so far not accepted the invitation by the German government to discuss details regarding a temporary travel agreement between both countries.”

The carrier was operating these flights under the air bubble arrangement between the Indian and German governments.

According to the official statement, “As visa issuance is restarting and demand for flights to and from India is increasing, it is regrettable that Lufthansa is currently being unnecessarily restricted in its ability to serve its loyal Indian customers and enable their desired travel.”

 “Lufthansa had originally scheduled flights for October in order to continue connecting Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru with Europe and other regions in Lufthansa’s worldwide network. The October schedule would also have seen the addition of flights to and from Chennai.”

Directorate General of Civil Aviation tweeted:

An updated Lufthansa flight schedule is available here. Any traveller in India affected by this schedule change can contact the Lufthansa service center at 1800 102 5838.

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