Lufthansa boosts Tripoli flights
Frankfurt, April 22, 2012
Leading German airline Lufthansa has announced plans to launch daily flights to Libyan capital Triploli from its hub in Frankfurt starting from April 22.
Lufthansa had been operating three non-stop flights per week on this sector since the restart of its operations to the Libya in February, said a statement from the airline.
The German carrier said rising confidence in the market had paved the way for greater travel demand to Tripoli.
The daily flights allow passengers to enjoy flexibility in traveling to Germany or onwards to other destinations in Europe and North America, it added.
Flight LH 1313 departs Tripoli daily at 12.55 pm and arrives in Frankfurt at 04.05pm. LH 1312 departs Frankfurt at 09.05 am and lands in Tripoli at 11.55 am.
Commenting on the positive news, Frank Van den Steen, Lufthansa’s regional general manager for North Africa, Malta and Senegal said: “Libya is a key market in the North African region and our aim is to increase services to accommodate the demand for travels between Tripoli and our global hub, Frankfurt.”
'Within two months upon resumption of our operations in Libya, we are in a position to serve more passengers with our additional capacity complemented by our products onboard and on ground,' Van den Steen stated.
Welcoming the move, Antonio Tassone, Lufthansa’s general manager in Libya said, 'More flights mean more choices for our customers. From our gateway in Frankfurt, business and leisure passengers can rely on our extensive global route network connecting to 216 destinations in 83 countries.”
All the Lufthansa flights on the sector are being operated with an Airbus A320 aircraft in a two-class cabin configuration, featuring Lufthansa’s Business and Economy class, he added.-TradeArabia News Service