ET Travel world.
Lufthansa flights between Germany and India will again be nonstop from Wednesday June 2), thanks to the ebbing of cases during India's catastrophic second Covid wave.
The German major's 10 weekly flights between Frankfurt and Delhi (four times weekly), Mumbai (3) and Bengaluru (3) under the India-Germany air bubble will now no longer take a crew change stopover in the Gulf as they had been doing for nearly a month thereby cutting travel time by upto 3 hours.
Lufthansa had early last month added a stopover in Dubai for its India nonstops to ensure its pilots and cabin crew do not require a layover in the Covid-ravaged country.
Dubai was later changed to Bahrain due to UAE restrictions on travellers from India. One set of crew operated from Frankfurt to Gulf; another set from the Gulf to Delhi/Mumbai/ Bengaluru and back to Gulf and then a third set operated the aircraft-a Boeing 747-8
these days - back to Germany.