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Growth has to be prudently done; currently analysing market mix: Lufthansa

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Stating that growth has to be achieved "prudently", a of on Wednesday said the is currently analysing the market mix of travelling to and US before starting operations to a new destination in

"We are sure of a different mix where we will have sufficient traffic and sufficient North American traffic, which would make newer attempts perhaps profitable. That is something that we are actually analysing. So, from our point of view, dynamics have changed," said George Ettiyil, Senior Director Sales, South Asia, Group

"IT companies are expanding greatly in Europe, not only in There will be a different mix if we were to start operating to a new destination in India," said Ettiyil, who has been appointed as senior sales itself.

Group's carriers 'Lufthansa' and 'SWISS' currently offer 58 flights from four Indian cities -- Delhi, Mumbai, and

"For a European carrier, the balancing act of making a route profitable is a difficult calculation. We have been successful on Western side of the country, including We tried and some years ago and it was not easy, to put it that way," he added.

"So, if we expand to second tier cities, me as I would say yes, I would really love to. But as Lufthansa group, we have to be very prudent. Growth has to be in such a way that it is prudently done," he said.

Ettiyil has replaced Wolfgang Will, who is leaving after five years and heading back to airline's headquarters in Frankfurt, In a statement Wednesday, the said Will would be "taking over the responsibility for a strategically important project in the B2B sales department".

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First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 21:15 IST