Lufthansa talks to Taj group, credit card firm for frequent flyer programme

Mumbai: German airline major Lufthansa is talking with the Taj Group for integrating the airline''s frequent-flyer programme, Miles and More, and is also planning to tie up with a credit card service provider for the same. An announcement in this regard is likely to take place in India next month (August).

The deal with a credit card service provider will mean that a Lufthansa passenger, who is a frequent flyer, can secure miles for the money he spends through that particular card.

In the case of Taj Hotels, passengers will earn more miles if they stay more in the group''s hotels.

Lufthansa, which is looking at enhancing flights from Indian destinations to Europe, is also planning to increase its advertisement spend in India.

At present, Lufthansa operates daily flights to Hyderabad, New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore from Frankfurt, apart from daily flights to New Delhi from Munich and three weekly services to Kolkata from Frankfurt.