Frankfurt flight

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By Staff Reporter in Calcutta
  • Published 2.12.06

Calcutta, Dec. 2: Lufthansa’s first Frankfurt-Calcutta flight touched down at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport today.

With the launch of the thrice-a-week service, India became the only country in Lufthansa’s Asia-Pacific network to be served by six gateways.

Lufthansa will fly from Calcutta every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. On Tuesday, it will leave at 5.10 am, and on the other two days at 3 am. The German airline is operating the route with an Airbus A340-300, which has 221 seats — eight in first class, 48 in business class and 165 in economy.

According to officials, Bengali cuisine would be served on the flight from March next year. “We are in talks with the Taj group of hotels. Although Indian food is served, we want to add regional flavours,” said Werner Heesen, Lufthansa’s general manager, passenger sales, India, and director (South Asia).

Truck crushes biker to death

A middle-aged man on a bike was crushed to death by a truck near Ladies Park in Park Circus around 10 tonight. A crowd later set the truck on fire.