Lufthansa German Airlines wings back to Tripoli
Lufthansa German Airlines wings back to Tripoli
With confidence on a high, the leading German airline resumes operations in the Libyan capital with up to three times weekly flights between Frankfurt and Tripoli ; Future plans to increase capacity; Airport staff and town office are back in full swing to serve inbound and outbound passengers
After almost a year, Lufthansa German Airlines today announced that it will return to Libya on February 2nd as it resumes up to three times weekly flights between Germany and Libya. Based on expected escalating demand, Lufthansa will eventually increase capacity in the future.
Lufthansa airport staff and town office in Tripoli are now back in force to provide service and assistance to both inbound and outbound passengers.
“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,“ Mr. Werner Kellerhals, Lufthansa’s Regional General Manager for North Africa, Malta and Senegal commented.
Lufthansa flights will be operated with an Airbus A320 aircraft in a two-class cabin configuration, featuring Lufthansa’s Business and Economy class.
Tripoli to Frankfurt
Flt no Days of operation TIP, dep FRA, arr Aircraft type
LH1313 Monday, Thursday, Sunday 3:25pm 5:40pm A320
Frankfurt to Tripoli
Flt no Days of operation FRA, dep* TIP, arr* Aircraft type
LH1312 Monday, Thursday, Sunday 10:30am 2:25pm A320
* Please note: Flight times may vary slightly depending on the day of operation
Mr. Antonio Tassone, Lufthansa’s general manager 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. All our local staff are back to work and eager to maintain our excellent reputation in the Libyan market.“
“We are pleased to offer the superior travel comfort of a three weekly non-stop flight to our customers. We trust that our service will delight both business and leisure travellers alike who will now have an even more efficient access to Lufthansa’s Frankfurt gateway with flights to over 200 destinations in total served by the Lufthansa Group, including its airline affiliates,” Tassone added.
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. Lufthansa also serves Aberdeen three times daily from Frankfurt.
Passengers with onward connections in Europe from Frankfurt can look forward to enjoying the benefits of Lufthansa’s new European cabin currently being installed on more than 180 aircraft in its short and medium-haul fleet. Thanks to the new, ergonomically shaped seat with its slim backrest, passengers will now have almost two inches extra legroom.
Choosing to fly Lufthansa means being able to enjoy the many benefits of Miles & More. Founded by Lufthansa in 1993, Miles & More today counts 20 million members, making it Europe’s largest and most successful frequent flyer program. PartnerPlusBenefit is a complete online, customized loyalty program that offers corporates and their staff employees great benefits and attractive incentives. With Lufthansa’s PartnerPlusBenefit it pays to fly, for every Lufthansa flight taken in Economy and Business class, the company will benefit by collecting valuable BenefitPoints which can be redeemed for attractive awards. The participation in the PartnerPlusBenefit is free of charge.
Lufthansa's “Oil & Energy Club” provides an array of immediate benefits, mainly for travelers who have not yet reached frequent traveler status, one of them being the access to the airline’s Frequent Traveller and Business Lounges (www.oil-energy-club.com).
For further information as well as bookings, please visit, www.lufthansa.com, contact the Lufthansa Sales office +218(021)3350375 or contact your travel agent.
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Deutsche Lufthansa AG is an Aviation Group comprising around 400 subsidiaries and affiliates. The Lufthansa Group is dedicated to quality and innovation, safety and reliability. Headquartered in Germany, the Group operates in five business segments – passenger transportation (Passenger Airline Group), logistics, MRO, catering and IT services. Passenger transportation is the Group’s core business: The airlines engaged in the passenger transportation business are Lufthansa Passenger Airlines (including Lufthansa Regional and Lufthansa Italia) Austrian Airlines, British Midland, SWISS and Germanwings as well as stakeholdings in Brussels Airlines, JetBlue und SunExpress. In the 2010 business year, the airlines in the Lufthansa Group welcomed more than 90 million passengers on board their flights, making it Europe’s leading airline grouping. Operating through the Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna, Brussels and Zurich hubs, Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, British Midland, Brussels Airlines and SWISS jointly serve 258 destinations in 106 countries on four continents. The Group fleet currently consists of 710 aircraft – on order are another 202, valued at a total of more than 19 billion euros at list price and scheduled for delivery between 2011 and 2018. With its ongoing expenditure in fleet renewal, the Group is consistently making the fleet more cost-efficient and its operations more environment-friendly. End of October 2011 the Lufthansa Group employed more than 120,000 people. In the 2010 business year, it returned revenues totalling 27.3 billion euros. The Group is managed by an Executive Board of four members: Christoph Franz, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Carsten Spohr, Member of the Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer of Lufthansa German Airlines, Stefan Lauer, Member of the Executive Board and Chief Officer Group Airlines and Corporate Human Resources, and Stephan Gemkow, Member of the Executive Board and Chief Financial Officer. More details at www.lufthansa.com.
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