Lufthansa unveils special repatriation flights from Mumbai; DGCA allows these passengers to travel

The regulator Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has allowed some passengers to travel on these flights.

Jun 04, 2020 02:06 IST India Infoline News Service

Special repatriation flights have been announced by the German-carrier Lufthansa from India's financial hub Mumbai. Lufthansa flight name LH0757 will be departing from Mumbai on June 07 and June 09, 2020, at 02.25 am scheduled to arrive at 07.50 am in Frankfurt.

In a statement, Lufthansa said, "Due to the enormous demand for relief flights, we endeavour to apply for further approvals on a weekly basis for departure on Thursday, Saturday and Monday morning ex Mumbai with the same flight number and departure times.

The regulator Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has allowed some passengers to travel on these flights.

Passengers that are allowed to travel are - all German and European Union nationals, German and EU residents and other foreign nationals transiting through a Lufthansa Hub, Frankfurt or Munich.

Lufthansa has presented its first-quarter result for the calendar year 2020, where the group's net profit amounted to minus 2.1 billion euros. While the group's revenue slumped by 18% to 6.4 billion euros (previous year: 7.8 billion euros). Cost reductions could only partially offset the revenue decline in the quarter.

Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG said, "Global air traffic has come to a virtual standstill in recent months. This has impacted our quarterly results to an unprecedented extent. In view of the very slow recovery in demand, we must now take far-reaching restructuring measures to counteract this."

Overall, the airlines in the Lufthansa Group carried 21.8 million passengers in the first three months, around a quarter less than in the same quarter last year.

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