Lufthansa Group inaugurated non-stop flights connecting the Indian metropolis of Bengaluru with Munich, capital of Bavaria, on November 3, 2023. Alongside Delhi and Mumbai, Bengaluru is the third Indian city with a direct connection for travellers via Lufthansa’s 5 star Munich hub. 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 in the southwest of the subcontinent, is also often known as India’s “Garden City”.
With a thrice-weekly frequency conveniently arriving the same day at 8:05 in Munich, Lufthansa guests 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 India’s “Garden City” to Munich.
With a legacy in India that spans more than 90 years, the 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.
Jeffrey James, Lufthansa Group Head of Communications – Asia Pacific said, “It is an incredibly exciting time to be in India right now. Having recently overtaken China as the most populous country in the world, India has also witnessed tremendous economic growth. It is now the 5th largest economy on the planet (replacing the United Kingdom) and is on track to be the 3rd largest economy by 2030. We have been invested in India for more than 90 years and when looking for our first new APAC destination since the pandemic, Bengaluru was a natural fit.”