India is now the airline’s fastest-growing major market, according to a recent announcement from Heiko Reitz, Chief Commercial Officer of Lufthansa. In order to fulfill the growing demand in India, the German airline is deliberately reallocating its resources by reassigning capacity from other nations. With the addition of a new route to Hyderabad earlier this week, Lufthansa further demonstrated its dedication to the Indian market by growing its network, which currently reaches four cities in the nation.
Lufthansa connects travelers not only to Germany but also to destinations beyond with its 64 weekly flights to India. Reitz noted that despite the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects on the world, Lufthansa’s capacity to India has increased by 14% from pre-pandemic levels, demonstrating the airline’s faith in the possibility for expansion in the area.
In response to questions regarding the competitive environment in India, Reitz voiced confidence in the market’s future. According to him, there is enough of space for several airlines to increase their footprint in India because the country’s aviation industry is expanding quickly. This optimistic view is consistent with Lufthansa’s strategic choice to bolster its presence in India, acknowledging the nation’s importance to its broader expansion plan.