Government’s idea of ​​strengthening Air India in international market is commendable: Lufthansa

Lufthansa Group CEO Carsten Spur said most of the growth in the Indian international passenger market was due to Gulf region airlines and his group Air India to gain its market share One Appreciates the Government of India’s idea of creating a strong unit. India’s international passenger market is dominated by international airlines, mainly Gulf […]
 


Government’s idea of ​​strengthening Air India in international market is commendable: Lufthansa

Lufthansa Group CEO Carsten Spur said most of the growth in the Indian international passenger market was due to Gulf region airlines and his group Air India to gain its market share One Appreciates the Government of India’s idea of ​​creating a strong unit. India’s international passenger market is dominated by international airlines, mainly Gulf region airlines such as Emirates and Qatar Airways.

For example, Emirates Airlines operates 170 flights connecting Dubai to Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Ahmedabad and Thiruvananthapuram. The Tata group had successfully bid for loss-making Air India on October 8 last year. The Tata group took over the management and control of the airline on January 27 this year.

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Asked about Lufthansa’s impact on India’s operations after the entry of Air India under the Tata group, Spore told reporters here: To be honest, most of the growth in this market has been driven by Gulf-based airlines. In this sense, I appreciate the Government of India’s idea of ​​making Air India a strong player. We hope that our partner Air India will take advantage of those circumstances. Germany’s Lufthansa Group operates various European airline brands including Swiss, Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines.

Lufthansa will increase flights from the country

Asked what kind of partnership Lufthansa Group is looking for in India, he said, “Our partner is Air India, which includes Star Alliance. We’re taking a closer look at what’s happening with Vistara and other airlines. Star Alliance is a global conglomerate of 27 airlines, which includes United Airlines, Lufthansa Group, Air Canada, etc. Spore expressed happiness that India has now ended the ‘air bubble’ system introduced during the COVID period. “We operate 42 flights per week in India and we want to reach 56 pre-pandemic weekly flights at the earliest,” he said. He said that the demand for seats outside India and going to India is very high.