GMR Hyderabad International Airport Announces New Flight Services to Frankfurt with Lufthansa Airlines

Hyderabad | 17 January, 2024

Hyderabad, 17 January 2024: GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd, in partnership with Lufthansa Airlines, has opened a new chapter in air travel with the launch of direct flights to Frankfurt, Germany. This exciting development, commencing on January 17, 2024, marks a significant step towards connecting Hyderabad to the world and boosting its position as a global hub for trade, travel, and commerce.

With five weekly departures (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday), flight LH753 will depart from Hyderabad at 01:55 hours and arrive in Frankfurt at 07:05 hours. The return flight LH752 will depart from Frankfurt at 10:55 hours and arrive in Hyderabad at 23:55 hours. In recent years, forty percent of travellers from India to the North America chose European airports as transit hubs. The convenient timing of Lufthansa's flights aligns perfectly with this trend, offering efficient onward connections.


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Mr. Pradeep Panicker, CEO of GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd said "We are thrilled to announce the launch of new flight services to Frankfurt with Lufthansa Airlines. This connectivity will benefit travellers visiting Frankfurt as a transit point or for leisure trips and would open up multiple destinations in Europe, USA, Canada, and South America via Frankfurt.  It has been our priority to connect our passengers to global destinations from the city of Hyderabad. This is a step in that direction and an important milestone for the Hyderabad airport."

Mr. George Ettiyil, Senior Director - South Asia, Lufthansa Group said “With our new Hyderabad-Frankfurt service we now offer Indian passengers x64 weekly flights to our hubs in Europe and onward connections to the biggest network on the continent As we launch Hyderabad, our capacity to India has increased by 14% (relative to 2019), making this country the fastest growing major market for Lufthansa. In the past three months we have launched 2 new routes from the subcontinent to Europe, thus demonstrating the strong importance of India to the Lufthansa Group."
Between January and October 2023, nearly 400000 passengers travelled from Hyderabad to Europe, marking a 39 percent increase compared to the corresponding period in the previous year. This surge in passenger demand underscores the potential of this new route. India ranks third globally in Schengen visa applications, with over 6, 70, 000 applications submissions in 2022. This signifies a strong desire for European travel among Indians, further emphasizing the relevance of this direct connection.

Hyderabad's Growth Engine: Soaring as an aerospace and defence powerhouse, home to giants like Boeing and Airbus, with passenger aircraft production poised to double in the next five years, Hyderabad isn't just taking flight, it's building the wings. This dynamism extends to its booming IT sector, a magnet for tech titans like Google and Microsoft, boasting over 500,000 skilled minds. Hyderabad's ability goes beyond silicon, earning its title as the Vaccine Capital of the World, a beacon for pharma and life sciences, attracting significant international investment and propelling medical tourism. This strong blend of industries fuels Hyderabad's growth, making it a thriving hub for business, innovation, and global travel.

The launch of direct flights to Frankfurt is a testament to GMR Hyderabad's commitment to propelling Hyderabad's growth and connecting it to the world. This new chapter promises exciting opportunities for the city and its people, solidifying its position as a thriving global hub. Future plans include the commencement of new flights to South East Asia, CIS, Africa, Australia, Europe & USA regions, further expanding the airport's reach and offering convenient travel options to passengers.