The announcement follows the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority's announcement of the reopening of Port Harcourt airport for international flights. In a statement by the Airline, operations to Port Harcourt will resume with five weekly departures to Frankfurt, and one stop in Abuja. The statement further stated that the flight Frankfurt-Port Harcourt will be nonstop with a flight time of only six hours and twenty minutes.
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.
Added to the existing connection to Lagos, Lufthansa Group will offer ten weekly flights to Germany and thus double its frequencies.
"Lufthansa stays dedicated to Nigeria, one of our key markets in Africa", says John Opara , Sales Manager Abuja & Port Harcourt Lufthansa Group. "We are happy that we will soon come back to Port Harcourt, responding to demand not only from the corporate, 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."
John Opara further added, "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."
The reinstated Lufthansa flight LH594/596 follows a triangular routing from Frankfurt to Port Harcourt and returns via Abuja. This service will operate with an Airbus A330-300 five times weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.