Lufthansa opens route linking New Delhi to Munich

New Delhi: Lufthansa German Airlines today announced that it will offer three weekly non-stop New Delhi-Munich services for the first time starting March 29, 2004.

Mr Werner Heesen, General Manager Passenger Sales India & Director South Asia, Lufthansa German Airlines, said, "We are excited to operate these new scheduled flight services between New Delhi and Munich in view of the continuous growth of India's travel market. India has enormous growth potential, and is an important strategic market in Lufthansa's global network."

The thrice-weekly New Delhi-Munich flights will be operated with Boeing 767-300 aircraft and subsequently with Airbus 340-300 aircraft from June 07, 2004 onwards. For the first time in India, Lufthansa will also introduce from June 09, 2004 onwards, its new Business Class product on the Airbus 340-300, developed with an investment of around 300 million euros. It will feature a new multi-functional seat, which guarantees ideal conditions for sleep, work and relaxation. FlyNet — the broadband Internet connectivity will also be made available onboard in all the three classes.

Under a new schedule coming into effect on March 28, 2004, LH 762 will depart from Munich at 19:05 hrs on Monday, Wednesday and Friday arriving in New Delhi at 05:45 hrs the following day. LH 763 will depart from New Delhi at 09:30 hrs on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, arriving in Munich at 14:20 hrs.

Munich, the Bavarian capital and the third gateway to Germany, Europe and beyond. As of the summer 2004 schedule, Lufthansa will offer some 1,900 largest city in Germany, is Lufthansa's strategic airport hub in Germany and Europe alongside Frankfurt. With the 2003 opening of the new Terminal 2, Munich Airport continues to expand its role as an attractive flights per week from Munich, including service to 48 European and 15 German cities.