German airline Full Service Lufthansa announced on Friday its new flight plan between India and Germany until 31 December 2020 as part of the air bubble regime. Air bubbles are a pact signed by two countries, under which participants allow both countries to fly. (Photo: AFP) India has reached an agreement to re-establish flights with Germany, which ended at the end of September, amid a dispute over service parity. These problems led to a de facto failure of the previous agreement, which forced Lufthansa and Air India to cancel their flights between India and Germany. Here are some important highlights of the air bubble arrangement offered by the Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) Click here to read the Mint ePaperMint is now on Telegram. Join the mint chain in your telegram and stay up to date with the latest economic news. Air traffic between India and Germany has resumed under the bilateral air bubble agreement, and Lufthansa and Air India will offer 10 and 7 flights a week respectively, civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri said. On Twitter, Puri said: “Flights between India and Germany will resume in air bubble regime. Lufthansa will operate from Delhi (4 days), Mumbai (3 days) and Bengaluru (3 days). @airindiain will fly 5 weekly flights from Delhi to 2 each week from Bengaluru to Frankfurt. Another basic factor was Lufthansa`s extensive connection network over Germany. While travel to the EU is allowed under the bubble, transport to North America and other countries is prohibited. India has already warned airlines that routes from non-EU countries will not be eliminated under the bubble.
Journalist – Pranjal is an experienced journalist with a strong focus on Indian aviation. Its background in political science and economics gives it a unique insight into international travel and government regulation issues. Pranjal is excited about new types of aircraft and regularly consults his stories with prestigious publications such as Forbes. Headquartered in New Delhi, India. In response, Germany suspended all 12 flights from Air India until 14 October and Lufthansa insisted that the two countries discuss. This flight cancellation has allowed thousands of airfare holders to travel to the EU, impose last-minute changes or wait several weeks for the next flight. Germany was one of many countries with which India negotiated a “travel bubble agreement” this summer to allow the re-establishment of limited services between the two countries, as coronavirus-related travel restrictions began to ease. Today, in a message on social media, Indian Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said that flights between India and Germany will resume as part of an agreement on air bubbles.
A traffic bubble is a temporary stimulus for commercial passenger transport in the midst of the COVID 19 pandemic. International air traffic has been severely disrupted by the COVID 19 crisis and, with the resumption of travel, air bubbles in the transport sector are a solution. These transport arrangements are reciprocal. Here is the new flight plan for Lufthansa flights between India and Germany as part of the air bubble agreement; The current conflict began last week, when the DGCA rejected Lufthansa`s October schedule. The airline planned to add flights this month from Chennai to Frankfurt and extend its flight plan to India. Lufthansa operated nearly 160 flights in September with five flights a week from Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai to Frankfurt (plus Delhi to Munich). In a separate article, Puri also revealed today that India had put in place an air bubble agreement with Bangladesh allowing airlines from both sides to fly up to 28 weekly flights between the two countries. At 18, India needs the number of air bubble agreements that India has now reached. Under the new agreement between the two countries, Lufthansa has decided to fly 10 weekly flights to India, compared to 20 flights it has flown until October 1.