German airline Lufthansa has offered to fly one-way flights from India to Europe until normal international flight operations are restored in India.
“We are willing to operate only outbound (flights with passengers) from India if we are allowed to transport all categories of persons as per the order of ministry of home affairs and if we can publish a schedule in advance for an entire period. We had requested this from the ministry of civil aviation,” said a Lufthansa spokesperson.
With the ongoing scarcity and unavailability of seats in the government’s Air India and Air India Express Vande Bharat flights, the offer from Lufthansa is a considerable help for stranded international passengers in India. With the suspension of commercial international flights until the end of June, passengers are stranded both outside and inside the country under duress.
If allowed by the Indian government, Lufthansa and its group airline Swiss will fly to Indian metros from its hubs in Europe – Frankfurt, Munich and Zurich.