Lufthansa May ‘Strengthen' Partnerships With Indian Airlines

Millennium Post Delhi|November 25,2019

Lufthansa May ‘Strengthen' Partnerships With Indian Airlines
NEW DELHI: With Jet Airways shutting down in April, the Lufthansa airline group is planning to "strengthen" its partnership with Indian airlines like Vistara and Air India in 2020, the top Indian official of the largest European carrier said.

Moreover, apart from launching a Munich-Bengaluru flight service in April, the airline does not plan to start any other flight service in 2020, George Ettiyil, Senior Director, South Asia, Lufthansa Group, said.

Currently, the Lufthansa airline group has an interline agreement with Vistara, which allows a passenger to check-in his luggage at the first airport itself for the whole journey consisting of flights of both airlines.

"With Vistara...we are strengthening our relationship in the weeks to come. Jet Airways was one of our partners here in India and with them having leftthe scene, we are looking for Indian airlines to partner up with," Ettiyil said.

Asked if Lufthansa was planning to convert its interline agreement with Vistara to a codeshare agreement, he said, "We are trying to strengthen it. Let us see what the future holds in store. We have the desire to actually strengthen partnerships with other Indian airlines also. So, Vistara is an obvious choice."


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November 25,2019