Lufthansa group said,’ On the onset of May 16, all 10 weekly flights between Frankfurt in Germany and Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore in India will transit in Bahrain. ‘
Lufthansa announces that it will operate its 10 weekly flights between India and Germany via Bahrain. And, revert off Dubai from Sunday due to recent restrictions imposed by the UAE government.
This was done in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
The German airline mentioned in a statement, “This change was made due to new UAE regulations that restrict flights between India and Dubai for passengers who were transiting there up to now for operational reason.”
Likely from May 16, all 10 weekly flights will be diverted. In the routes between Frankfurt in Germany and Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore in India will transit in Bahrain, it said.
New routes of Lufthansa
Instead of operating non-stop flights between India and Germany. The airline- Lufthansa had been operating its 10 India flights via Dubai so that the flight crew need not do a layover in India.Currently, the cockpit crew change happens in the Gulf country instead of India.
Lufthansa Group runs Lufthansa airline as well as SWISS airline connecting India with Germany.
This decision has come when India and aviation industry is badly hit by the second wave of the COVID-19.
Aviation amid Covid-19
In the past few weeks, the number of domestic air passengers per day has come down. And, that from more than 2.2 lakh to around 75,000, according to the Civil Aviation Ministry’s data.
International air traffic has also been affected by the second wave of the pandemic, notably.
Aid in crisis
Lufthansa Group said on Sunday its flights to India continue supporting urgent relief efforts for the country.
“They have been delivering tons of medical goods containing vaccines, respirators and oxygen concentrators with more to come,” the airline’s statement marked.
India in fight against Covid-19
With 3.11 lakh fresh coronavirus infections, India saw the lowest rise in daily cases after a gap of 25 days.
Whereas, the death toll rose to 2,70,284 including 4,077 new fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday.
Scheduled international passenger flights are suspended in India since March 23 last year.
It is since July last year to operate special international passenger flights under restrictions.