Lufthansa is further boosting its services to
Africa and increasing the number of flights it operates to Nigeria
from ten to fourteen per week.
Following the introduction of the winter
timetable on 25 October 2009, with these four additional flights,
passengers will be able to fly daily from Frankfurt to the
Nigerian capital Abuja.
This service will be operated non-stop,
enabling passengers to reach the young metropolis, which is
located in the centre of Nigeria, in just six hours from
Three times a week, flights to Abuja will continue on
to Malabo in Equatorial Guinea.
Lufthansa is also resuming
services to Port Harcourt, and will operate onward flights from
Abuja to the Nigerian port city four times a week.
addition to the existing daily service to Lagos, Lufthansa will
operate twice-daily flights to Nigeria from the upcoming winter
and will offer numerous connections from its Frankfurt hub to this
important African country," said Karl-Ulrich Garnadt, member of
the Lufthansa German Airlines Board. "Over the past 18 months,
Lufthansa has added eleven extra flights to its schedule and
launched services to four new destinations – Libreville, Luanda,
Malabo and Port Harcourt – , thus making the West and Central
Africa region a key focus of its expanding route network."
In 2006 Lufthansa had to suspend its services to Port Harcourt due
to the closure of the airport. After Abuja and Lagos, Port
Harcourt is Lufthansa's third destination in Nigeria, which is the
most populated country in Africa and one of the world's most
important oil-producing regions. The international port of the
industrial city Port Harcourt is an important transshipment point
for petroleum and refinery products.
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