Skip to toolbar
07056289161 info@travelorbit.com.ng

Lufthansa Plans Frankfurt-Accra Service Suspension

German Airlines Lufthansa says it will end its operations in Ghana by the end of this month.

FILE - In this April 22, 2013 file photo Lufthansa Airplanes are parked during a warning strike of employees of the German airliner Lufthansa in Duesseldorf, Germany.  A German union says pilots at the country’s biggest airline, Lufthansa, will vote on whether to go on strike in a long-running pay dispute. The Vereinigung Cockpit union said Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, that it will announce the results of the ballot of about 5,400 pilots at Lufthansa, Lufthansa Cargo and the company’s budget airline Germanwings on March 21. It said the several-week interval gives the company time to “correct its course and avoid strikes.” (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
Photo Credit: AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File

The German carrier is expected to undertake its last flight out of Accra on October 24.

The Airline’s sister firm, Brussels Airlines, is expected to take over when Lufthansa finally stops operations in Ghana.

In a statement from Frankfurt, the German airline said the move has been influenced by its new Africa strategy.

Brussels Airlines recently suspended its operations to Ghana after the parent company of Lufthansa acquired a stake in the Belgian airline.

Kotoka International Airport Accra Ghana is the country's premier international airport and has the capacity for large aircraft such as the Boeing 747-8. Photo Credit: Wikipedia
Kotoka International Airport Accra Ghana is the country’s premier international airport and has the capacity for large aircraft such as the Boeing 747-8. Photo Credit: Wikipedia

According to sources close to the company, Lufthansa is expected to take over the Nairobi route to Brussels, whilst Belgian airline will take over Lufthansa route from Accra to Frankfurt.

The parent company of Lufthansa says customers and Miles and More members will continue to fly comfortably to and from the Ghanaian capital thanks to the new flight offer of Brussels Airlines.

The airline will link Accra through its modern and inviting hub at Brussels Airport to a growing number of connections, as well as those of its Star Alliance partners.

Lufthansa is part of the passenger airline group segment of the Lufthansa Group, which comprises SWISS, Austrian Airlines and Germanwings.

 

Source: Joy Business

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *