Lagos Named Headquarters for Sub-Saharan African Operations of Lufthansa

German based international airline,Lufthansa has designated Lagos as the regional headquarters of its Sub-Saharan operations.

The new centre will lead marketing and sales for the airline across the continent, including East African and Southern Africa countries.

Managing Director Sub-Sahara Africa, Claus Becker, who will head the new organization, said: “Nigeria has always played a key role in Lufthansa’s intercontinental network and now we are creating a new organization that will benefit from the country’s economic size and business prospects as a leading regional business hub.”

The country, which boasts three Lufthansa destinations (Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt) has been served by the German carrier since 1962 and is a pillar in the burgeoning economic relationship between Germany, Nigeria as well as businesses in both countries.

Speaking to journalists in Lagos, Becker was joined by Lufthansa Vice President Sales and Services for the Middle East, Africa and Southeast Europe, Tamur Goudarzi Pour to discuss the aviation group’s upcoming plans for the African continent including the new and revamped cabins of services to be offered on all flights from Nigera as well as other key African gateways.

“Sub-Sahara Africa is one of the Lufthansa Group strongest markets, with around 150 weekly flights by Lufthansa, Swiss/Edelweiss and Brussels Airlines serving 30 destinations in 26 countries and we plan to continue expanding services across the contact,” noted Goudarzi Pour.

Already scheduled for the end of October, Lufthansa will commence service to Nairobi, Kenya with initial four-times weekly and Brussels Airlines will offer customers in Accra direct service to Brussels.

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