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Lufthansa expands services to Africa

12th December 2008 Print

Lufthansa passengers now have a choice of four new codeshare destinations in Africa. The increase in services is due to the expansion of the German carrier’s partnership with Ethiopian Airlines, which with immediate effect will operate several onward flights from Ethiopia under a Lufthansa flight number.

These include flights from Addis Ababa to Kigali (Rwanda), Entebbe/Kampala (Uganda), Nairobi (Kenya) and to the Tanzanian airports Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar. Nairobi and Dar es Salaam will also continue to be served on a codeshare basis by SWISS.

Likewise, Ethiopian Airlines will be able to book its passengers under its own flight numbers on Lufthansa flights from Frankfurt to Amsterdam, Geneva, Stockholm, New York (John F. Kennedy and Newark), San Francisco and Los Angeles.

On existing codeshare flights between Frankfurt and Addis Ababa, which Lufthansa and Ethiopian Airlines have been operating since April 2008, customers will be able to book seats in First Class with immediate effect. This is because Lufthansa will in future deploy the Airbus A330-300 with three travel classes on its four-times-weekly flights.

The codeshare flights, which can be booked now, provide customers with greater flexibility and a wider choice of connections. As both airlines’ frequent flyer programmes have been linked since October 2007, members of Lufthansa Miles & More and Ethiopian Sheba Miles can collect and redeem miles on any of the partner’s flights.