Monday, October 31, 2016

Lufthansa, Air France, Air China start non-stop operations from MIAL

Mumbai: German flag carrier Lufthansa and its French and Chinese counterparts Air France and Air China today launched non-stop flights from Mumbai to Frankfurt, Paris and Beijing respectively.
While Air France and Air China will be flying the Boeing 777-200 to Paris and Airbus 330-300 to Beijing, Lufthansa will deploy a Boeing 747-800 on the Mumbai-Frankfurt route, the airport operator MIAL said in a statement.
Lufthansa and Air France will have their services daily, while Air China will operate on alternate days.
Ironically, the announcement comes on a day when the airport, one of the busiest in India, will be completely shut for five hours for nine days over runway repair work.
With Lufthansa deploying ‘Boeing 747-800’, the second biggest passenger jet in the world today, Mumbai airport will become the only one in the country to handle four Code-F flights. With this, the German carrier will also be offering First Class cabin for the first time.
31/10/16 PTI/Financial Express