New Delhi : German airline Lufthansa, one of the world’s largest flight operators, has canceled all flights to India between 30 September and 20 October. In this case, the statement came from Lufthansa, “Lufthansa’s scheduled flights of October were canceled by the Government of India. Unfortunately, Lufthansa will now have to cancel scheduled flights between 30 September and 20 October in India and Germany.
Sources in the aviation ministry said that the number of weekly flights operated as part of the air bubble agreement between India and Germany is 20. In which citizens of both countries were allowed to travel to Germany and India. Significantly, India and Germany formally launched the air bubble in July this year. Air bubble arrangement is a temporary arrangement for resuming operations of commercial passenger flights between two countries.
The government proposed to limit Lufthansa flights to seven every week, which the airline rejected. At present, talks are going on between the two sides.
A few days ago, according to an official statement, Saudi Arabia had imposed a flight ban on flights to and from India in view of the increasing surge in Covid-19 Cases in India. On 22 September, a circular was issued by the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) of Saudi Arabia stating that ‘flights to and from these countries are being banned : India, Brazil and Argentina, plus any person who has gone to any of these countries in the last 14 days.’