Lufthansa wings back to Libya capital
Tripoli, January 31, 2012
Leading German airline Lufthansa is set to restart its operations to the Libyan capital Tripoli on February 2 with three weekly non-stop flights from its hub in Frankfurt.
Announcing the relaunch of its Libya operations, Lufthansa said based on the expected escalating demand, the carrier will eventually increase capacity in the future.
The Tripoli-Frankfurt flights will be operated on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays with an Airbus A320 aircraft in a two-class cabin configuration, featuring Lufthansa’s Business and Economy class.
The flight LH1312 will take off from Frankfurt at 10.30am (local time) and land in Tripoli at 2.25pm and on return, flight LH1313 will leave Tripoli at 3.25pm and arrive in Frankfurt at 5.40pm.
The airport staff and town office are back in full swing to serve inbound and outbound passengers, said a senior official.
'We are proud to be back in service with flights between Frankfurt and Tripoli as of February 2. Our presence in Libya serves as a testament to our commitment in serving travel demands between our hub and Tripoli,' remarked Werner Kellerhals, Lufthansa regional general manager for North Africa, Malta and Senegal.
Antonio Tassone, Lufthansa’s GM in Libya said: 'The resumption of our flights to Tripoli is a strong and important signal to Libya and western business community that we are confident to be back. As a leading European airline, Lufthansa can help and meet the demand to and from the Libyan capital.'
'Within Lufthansa’s network alone, passengers have access to the global route network of 100 destinations in Europe and a total of 198 around the globe in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia via Lufthansa’s Frankfurt hub.'
'In addition, passengers from Tripoli intending to travel onwards to London can also opt to fly to London Gatwick served twice a day from Frankfurt,' Tassone added.-TradeArabia News Service