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Lufthansa resumes flights to Port Harcourt

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Following the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority’s (NCAA) announcement of the reopening of Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa, Rivers State for international flights, German airlines group and carrier, Lufthansa Airlines has said it will resume flight operations to the airport.

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According to a statement by the airlines, starting from Friday, August 2, 2021, it will offer five weekly departures to Frankfurt, with one stop in Abuja. The return flight Frankfurt-Port Harcourt will be nonstop with a flight time of only six hours and twenty minutes.

The group further states that added to the existing connection to Lagos, the airline will offer 10 weekly flights to Germany and thus double its frequencies. The reinstated Lufthansa flight LH594/596 follows a triangular routing from Frankfurt to Port Harcourt and returns via Abuja.

The Sales Manager Abuja and Port Harcourt, Lufthansa Group, John Opara said, “This service will operate with an Airbus A330-300 five times weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, starting at N441,118.”

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“Lufthansa stays dedicated to Nigeria, one of our key markets in Africa. We are happy that we soon come back to Port Harcourt, responding to demand not only from the corporates in the oil and energy sector but also increasingly from private travellers from Nigeria, who want to visit family and friends in Europe and abroad. With the rapid vaccine rollout in Nigeria and across the world, we are also optimistic that travel recovery is imminent

“Health and safety will continue to be our top priority and we are committed to maintaining strict adherence to hygiene regulations for all our flights.” Opara added.

Recall that the German carrier is the first international airline to connect the garden city directly to the centre of Europe and beyond, and the only one to service three Nigerian airports with Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt.

Lufthansa flights from Nigeria, serviced by an Airbus 330-300, offer passengers seats in all three classes, including Business Class and Premium Economy Class.  All flights can be booked immediately through usual distribution channels, including Lufthansa German Airline offices, the airline’s website, and travel agencies nationwide.

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