Lufthansas Daily Non-stop Chennai- Frankfurt Flights From December 1

New Delhi, November 4 | Updated: Nov 5 2003, 05:30am hrs
Lufthansa is planning to start daily non-stop flights between Chennai and Frankfurt from December 1, 2003. The leading European airline is awaiting government approval for the same.

With the addition of the seventh Chennai-Frankfurt flight, Lufthansa will operate 24 flights between India and Germany, with ten flights alone from southern India via its gateways in Chennai and Bangalore. Chennai became the third destination for Lufthansa

In India after New Delhi and Mumbai, with twice-weekly in July 1994. In June 1996, Lufthansa stepped up its flights to three times a week. In March 2003, the Chennai-Frankfurt flights were increased to six times a week.

Lufthansa German Airlines general manager (passenger sales) India and director South Asia, Werner Heesen said: We are pleased to link Chennai to Frankfurt with daily service to cater to the growing travel demand from the southern region as well as provide further choices and convenient connections to our passengers.

The daily connectivity reflects the rising trade and tourism links between southern India and Germany. We believe that additional capacity will attract further inbound traffic, which will help further enhance potential business and tourism growth in India.

We constantly explore opportunities to enhance our presence in India, which is an important market to our Lufthansa global network, Mr Heesen added. Lufthansa will fly a Boeing 747-400 aircraft on this route, which offers a three-class configuration, with 16 seats in the first class cabin, 64 in business and 310 seats in the economy class.