Commencing today, Lufthansa Group connects the Indian metropolis of Bengaluru (Bangalore) with Munich, capital of Bavaria. Alongside Delhi and Mumbai, Bengaluru is the third Indian city with a direct connection for travelers via Germany’s only 5 Star hub Munich. With a population of 12+ million, Bengaluru is India's third-largest city, a center of the aerospace industry, as well as an important IT hub. Due to its many parks, Bengaluru, located to the southwest of the subcontinent, is also often known as India’s "Garden City".
India in Focus
With a legacy in India that spans more than 90 years, Lufthansa Group currently operates 50+ weekly frequencies between India and Europe. The Indian aviation market is currently the 3rd largest globally and India has also recorded the highest GDP growth rate in APAC over the past 12 months. This Munich-Bangalore service represents Lufthansa’s strong commitment to the Indian market as Lufthansa Group’s capacity to India exceeds pre-COVID levels.
With a thrice-weekly frequency departing at 11:55am MUC time, guests of Lufthansa will enjoy their experience on one of the most modern and fuel-efficient long-haul aircraft, the Airbus A350-900. As with all services to India, local cuisine and catering will be offered to passengers onboard their direct service from Munich to India’s “Garden City”.
Munich Airport remains one of the best-connected airports in Europe. According to a recent study by OAG (Official Airline Guide), a leading institution for data collection in the aviation and travel industry, the Bavarian aviation hub takes sixth place in Europe in terms of the number and quality of flight connections.
Munich Airport continued its recovery in first quarter of 2023, with around seven million passengers counted between January and March. This was 70% more than in the same period of the previous year. Due to the restrictions on international travel as a result of the pandemic, only a little over four million passengers had used Munich Airport for a flight in the first quarter of 2021.
In the course of the wage disputes in the public service sector, the trade union ver.di is again calling on employees at Munich Airport to take part in a warning strike. Due to all-day strikes, there will be no regular passenger and cargo traffic at Munich Airport on Sunday, March 26, and Monday, March 27, 2023.