Lufthansa offers new premium on all Nigeria’s economy flights
Lufthansa, German Airlines has disclosed plans to bring business and world aviation standards in terms of quality services and safety to Nigerian passengers The airline disclosed that by December, Lufthansa’s new Premium Economy would be on all flights to and from Nigeria. It added that the passengers of the German airline would also enjoy the new business class on almost all flights before the end of the year, saying that the new First Class has already won accolades in Europe as well as in the United States and is synonymous with the most luxurious form of travel from Lufthansa’s Nigerian gateways.
The Group Managing Director for West Africa, Lufthansa, Claus Becker said: “Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt remain among the most important destinations in Lufthansa’s Africa portfolio.
We are proud of the success story in this country together with our esteemed Nigerian passengers”. “The prospects for the aviation sector in Africa are promising: passenger numbers are set to rise in Africa by nearly 6 percent annually until 2025.
For Lufthansa in Nigeria this means we remain steadfast in our commitment to our local customers”, he said. According to the airline, Lufthansa’s success story in Nigeria has been firmly rooted with over 50 years of proud service from Germany.
It was on a Sunday, March 4th, 1962, when the first Lufthansa flight touched down at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport of Lagos, adding Nigeria to the global route network of the German carrier. “Back then, Lufthansa flew to Lagos with a Boeing 720B aircraft, the world’s fastest commercial aircraft at that time. These planes had a passenger capacity of about 160.
The flight was a non-stop service to Lagos, twice weekly”, it stated. “Today, Lufthansa flies daily to Lagos with continuation to Port Harcourt and daily to Abuja. The aircraft is a state-of-the-art Airbus 330-300, with 8 seats in First Class, 48 in Business Class and 165 in Economy Class. Lufthansa does not only strive to constantly improve passengers’’ experience on-board.
The airline is proud to set standards in aviation technology and safety”, it added. The Lufthansa Group will take delivery of 263 new, state-of-the-art aircraft at a list price of EUR 37bn by 2025. The Company actively supports the use of alternative fuels and research into them. From spring 2015, it noted that the Lufthansa Group would be refueling its aircraft at Oslo airport with a bio kerosene blend.
Lufthansa has continuously strives to be a good corporate citizenship. Help Alliance, the aid organization of Lufthansa staff, has had a strong focus on aid projects in Africa. Last year more than 800,000 Euros were earmarked for supporting 20 projects across the African continent and three of the projects in Nigeria.
Therefore, acknowledging theses continuous efforts by Lufthansa, the Pan African Award Committee made up of travel professionals and journalists from across Africa just a few months ago, endorsed the result of the public online voting that chose Lufthansa as the Best European Airline to Africa.