Sunday, May 16, 2021

After UAE rule change, Lufthansa flights between India & Germany to take crew change

New Delhi: Lufthansa’s 10 weekly flights between Frankfurt and India will now take a crew change halt in Bahrain from Sunday (May 16), instead of Dubai. The change has been necessitated due to UAE restrictions on passengers from India who were transiting via Dubai up till now. Lufthansa flies between Frankfurt and Delhi (four times weekly), Mumbai (3 weekly) and Bengaluru (3 weekly).

George Ettiyil, Lufthansa Group Airlines’ senior director for South Asia, said: “By swiftly and flexibly adapting to rapidly changing conditions we are able to continue operating all Lufthansa flights to and from India as scheduled. This is particularly important in these difficult times. Our flights to Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore, like the few connections of other airlines, are vital for essential passenger travel and freight shipments to and from India.”

Lufthansa Group, including Swiss, flights to India are bringing urgent Covid relief material like “tonnes of medical goods containing vaccines, respirators and oxygen concentrators with more to come.” The change from Dubai to Bahrain was “made due to new United Arab Emirates regulations that restrict flights between India and Dubai for passengers who were transiting there up to now for operational reasons,” says a Lufthansa official.

16/05/21 Saurabh Sinha/Times of India

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