Lufthansa mentioned it is going to function its 10 weekly flights between India and Germany through Bahrain as an alternative of Dubai from Sunday because of latest restrictions imposed by the UAE authorities to stop the unfold of the coronavirus.
The German airline mentioned in a press release, “This modification was made because of new UAE laws that prohibit flights between India and Dubai for passengers who had been transiting there thus far for operational cause.”
From Might 16, all 10 weekly flights between Frankfurt in Germany and Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore in India will transit in Bahrain, it mentioned.
As a substitute of working continuous flights between India and Germany, Lufthansa had been working its 10 India flights through Dubai in order that the flight crew needn’t do a layover in India. At present, the cockpit crew change occurs within the Gulf nation as an alternative of India.
Lufthansa Group runs Lufthansa airline in addition to SWISS airline connecting India with Germany.
The group’s choice has come at a time when India and its aviation sector has been badly hit by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Throughout the previous few weeks, the variety of home air passengers per day has come down from greater than 2.2 lakh to round 75,000, in accordance with the Civil Aviation Ministry’s knowledge.
Equally, worldwide air visitors has additionally been affected by the second wave of the pandemic.
Lufthansa Group mentioned on Sunday its flights to India proceed supporting pressing aid efforts for the nation.
“They’ve been delivering tons of medical items containing vaccines, respirators and oxygen concentrators with extra to return,” the airline’s assertion famous.
With 3.11 lakh recent coronavirus infections, India noticed the bottom rise in each day instances after a spot of 25 days, whereas the loss of life toll rose to 2,70,284 with 4,077 new fatalities, in accordance with the Union Well being Ministry knowledge up to date on Sunday.
A complete of three,11,170 new instances had been reported in a day, taking India’s whole tally of COVID-19 instances to 2,46,84,077.
Scheduled worldwide passenger flights have been suspended in India since March 23 final yr. Nonetheless, India has shaped air bubble preparations with round 27 international locations, together with Germany, since July final yr to function particular worldwide passenger flights beneath restrictions.
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