October 8, 2008

German Airlines Lufthansa Increases Flights to Angola

German airlines Lufthansa increases flights to Angola

LUANDA, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- German airlines Lufthansa is to increase from one flight to two flights a week to Angola after having obtained positive financial indicators in the last six months of activity in the country, a Lufthansa managerial official has said.

Gabriel Leupold, director for Lufthansa's southeastern African region business, said Monday that the Angolan market is one of the most promising for Lufthansa in the African continent after assessing its operation in the country in the last six months.

The weekly passenger flow has increased to more than 440 people, he said, adding that most bookings are made by clients linked to the entrepreneurial sector.

From this class of clients, he said, highlight falls to employees of the oil sector and entities interested in knowing various countries of the world on board of aeroplanes of the firm. According to the Lufthansa official, the Frankfurt-Luanda route which opened last April has raised great interest both in Angola and Germany.

With this connection, he said, Lufthansa maintains its firm interest to continue being committed to the strategy of uniting oil producing countries with Germany as well as other destinations in North and South America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

The German airlines also opens flights to South Africa, Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea and Ethiopia.

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