Angola: Lufthansa plans to increase number of flights to Luanda

4 March 2009

Luanda, Angola, 4 March – German airline Lufthansa plans to add a weekly flight to Angola, taking the total to two flights a week, the company’s southern and eastern Africa director, Gabriel Leupold said.

According to Angolan news agency Angop, Leupold said that Lufthansa was optimistic about increasing the number of flights per week between Luanda and Frankfurt as soon as the Angola authorities allow it, as Angola “is is a good market due to its levels of economic growth.”

“A weekly flight can only be seen as a launch pad, as after witnessing the enormous success of this first step, we are ready to take the next step and increase our flights to Luanda,” said Leupold.

With this direct flight that links Luanda to Frankfurt, Leupold said, the customers have had great advantages in terms of links via the hub in Frankfurt to other European destinations as well as to the United States.

On the Luanda-Frankfurt route, Lufthansa operates with an Airbus A340-300 aircraft with a total of 221 seats, distributed across three classes. (macauhub)