Lufthansa to bring the A380 back to India in Summer 2024

Lufthansa, which completed 60 years of operations in Delhi on September 1, 2023, announced that it is bringing the iconic A380 back into Delhi in the summer 2024 schedule.

Lufthansa to increase flights to India.

On the occasion of the 60 years of operations of Lufthansa in India (Delhi) on September 1, 2023, Lufthansa announced that it will bring back the Airbus A380 to Delhi in Summer 2024.

As a recap, Lufthansa, which had a fleet of 14 A380 aircraft, put them all in storage at the onset of Covid-19. Then it announced it had put 6 A380 aircraft up for sale, the fate of which is unknown. About a year ago, Lufthansa announced that it would bring some of its A380 aircraft back into service and followed it through with the first A380 aircraft being reactivated in January 2023.

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These aircraft were stationed to fly from Munich. Three of the A380s have returned to service so far, and a fourth A380 is expected to join them soon (in fall 2023). Now, Lufthansa has announced that two more A380 aircraft will join the existing six committed to return to service, which means all eight A380 jets confirmed to be in Lufthansa’s fleet will return to service by 2025. The airline tweeted as such recently to confirm the news.

Lufthansa has been flying the A380 to Delhi since 2014, but it was taken away in 2019. Lufthansa has confirmed that the A380 will operate flights between Munich and Delhi when the Summer 2024 schedule kicks in. The flights are still not loaded into the schedules, but at some point, LH762/763 should start to reflect the updated A380 in the schedules and reservation system. Currently, an A350-900 operates the route.

In April 2023, Lufthansa announced that it would connect Bengaluru with Munich with a 3x weekly flight, which starts in November 2023. It also stated that it would return to Hyderabad in January 2024 with a 3x weekly flight. The airline has already upgauged the frequency between Hyderabad and Munich to 5x weekly, even before the flight starts operating, on the back of solid loads. The airline will have 64 flights to India weekly, surpassing its pre-Covid tally of 56 weekly flights to India.

Bottomline

Lufthansa has announced that it is bringing the A380 back to India for flights between Munich and Delhi effective Summer 2024 schedule, although a firm date has yet to be announced. Besides, the airline will also enhance the frequency of its yet-to-be-started flight between Hyderabad and Munich to five times a week. The airline will return to Hyderabad in January 2024. Additionally, Bengaluru will get 3x weekly service as well. With this, Lufthansa will have 64 flights to India weekly, surpassing its pre-pandemic tally of 56 weekly flights.

What do you make of Lufthansa’s significant planned expansion into India in terms of flights and capacity?


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