There's no better host than Indians. That's why we take immense pride in our 200 Indian flight attendants who are both fluent in Hindi and native in the language of hospitality.
Good hosts always entertain their guests. Our Bollywood blockbusters, Indian radio channels and newspapers in Hindi will make sure that your travel time literally flies by.
'Auntie Ju' lands in India
The legendary Junkers Ju 52 was the first Lufthansa aircraft to land in India. The grand dame of the skies touched down in Jodhpur in September 1934 en route Egypt to Shanghai.
Lufthansa launched scheduled services to India in November 1959 with the “Super Connie” – the Lockheed Super Constellation – which flew twice weekly from Frankfurt to Kolkata (then Calcutta) via Cairo, Kuwait and Karachi.
Music to your ears
Indian music was introduced on Lufthansa's inflight entertainment programme. And for your reading pleasure, Indian newspapers were available onboard on all flights from as well as to India.
Warm Indian hospitality
Indian cabin crew was introduced on Lufthansa's India routes to add the warmth of Indian hospitality.
Taste of The Leela
A culinary partnership with The Leela Group of Hotels added traditional Indian culinary expertise in Lufthansa inflight meals. This has since grown further to bring on board master chefs Kunal Kapur and Vinod Saini.
Connecting on Facebook
A special Lufthansa “India” Facebook page was launched, dedicated to customers and fans in India.
Arrival of Queen of the Skies
The all new 'Queen of the Skies' Boeing B747-8 was introduced to Delhi and Bengaluru. While Delhi was its second destination worldwide, Bengaluru followed soon after.
Beyond the skies
Runway to Success, a unique TV show to nurture budding entrepreneurs in India, was launched in partnership with The Indus Entrepreneurs. Now in its fifth year, it has added nationwide mentorship camps to become India's largest SME platform.
The Green Giant at India's service
Lufthansa A380, the largest commercial aircraft in the world, began service between Delhi and Frankfurt.
The A350 arrives in the capital
Delhi was selected as the worldwide launch destination of Lufthansa A350, the most advanced and environmentally friendly aircraft in the world. Now flying daily between Delhi and Munich.