German airline Lufthansa shows “serious” intentions to resume flight operations in Pakistan
Earlier, the German airline was "considering" to restart its operations in Pakistan.
The German airline Lufthansa is keen on resuming its operations in Pakistan after a gap of 13 years.
A delegation from Germany revealed this to the Board of Investment (BoI) on Tuesday.
Earlier, it was revealed that Lufthansa was “considering” resuming flight operations to Pakistan.
However, the German airline’s intention to resume flight operations in Pakistan was mere speculation a few days ago
Nevertheless, the delegation from Germany has informed the BoI President, Fareena Mazhar, that the airline is now “seriously” looking forward to launching its operations in Pakistan.
Lufthansa is also looking to launch cargo flight operations in the South Asian country, apart from launching passenger flights.
It is pertinent to note that the German delegation visiting Pakistan consists of 16 members and is led by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the German-Emirati Joint Council for Industry and Commerce (AHK), Oliver Oehms.
The delegation also consists of several representatives of business giants, such as Lufthansa, the German Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AHK), SIG Middle East & Africa (MEA), Weidmüller Middle East, emltc Emerging Solutions, and others.
Lufthansa used to operate its flight operations to Jinnah International Airport (KHI) in Karachi and Allama Iqbal International Airport (LHE).
The airline first stopped its operations in the South Asian country in 1998.
After a gap of 9 years, it resumed its operations in Karachi —the City of Lights—and Lahore —the City of Gardens—in 2007.
However, due to law and order in the country, the routes not being financially viable, and soaring oil prices, Lufthansa pulled out of the Pakistani market in 2008.
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