Lufthansa to connect Pune with Europe

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New Delhi, May 28 (UNI) Lufthansa today announced that it will increase its weekly flights from India to 55 and connect Pune with Europe from July 2.

The Pune-Europe route, the first such connection by an international carrier, will be served by Airbus A319, Lufthansa Director (South Asia) Werner Heesen said in a statement.

With the recent announcement of Mumbai-Munich thrice weekly flights, Lufthansa is also expanding its services to five weekly flights to Kolkata, starting June 3.

The airline is also seeking 40 flight attendants to fly on its seven routes in India.

''With the current successful business performance resulting in our active fleet and route expansion, the company plans to increase the recruitment of Indian crew this year,'' Mr Heesen said.

Lufthansa at present employs close to 200 Indian flight attendants.

Newly recruited cabin crew will undergo eleven weeks of basic training in Germany starting this summer, followed by two months on-the-job training on actual flights.

After another two weeks training in Germany, they will be officially employed and will serve on all flights to and from India.

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