Lufthansa Plans to Cease Operation in Pakistan

Rehan Siddiqui? (Correspondent)
Filed on September 9, 2008

Karachi Lufthansa has decided to cease its operations in Pakistan from October 25, it was officially announced here.

No specific reason was given in the statement released to the media, but it is reported that the operation in Pakistan was financially not viable due to lower yield and soaring oil prices.

Lufthansa flights between Lahore and Frankfurt were launched in October 2007.

with a thrice weekly services with an Airbus 300-600. The airline stopped its flights to Karachi this year just months after it resumed operations to Pakistan after a gap of nine years.

The carrier ended its operations in Pakistan for the first time way back in 1998.

According to the statement passengers who were already booked on Lufthansa flights from Pakistan to Germany would be informed and rebooked to alternative flights connections via airlines other gateways.

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