Lufthansa starts hunt for local partner in Nigeria

lufthansaThe European jetliner was already focusing towards strategically placing itself in Africa’s aviation market. (Image source: Ricardo Ricote Rodríguez/Flickr)German carrier Lufthansa has announced it has started the search for a local Nigerian partner as part of its plan to increase its air coverage in the West Africa country

Christoph Franz, chief executive officer of Lufthansa, said that the airline already flies to Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt, but does not have a local partner in Nigeria.

Franz added that the airline was open to discussions as long as local airlines were able to meet a number of specifications.

The European airline was already focusing towards strategically placing itself in Africa’s aviation market, following confirmed agreements with EgyptAir, South African Airways and Ethiopian Airlines, Ventures Africa report said.

The move was further emphasised in its recent announcement that it had opted against investing in ailing Italian airline, Alitalia.

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