Tuesday 11 June 2013

Lufthansa urges for improvement in Nigerias Open Skies policy

Aviation Nigeria

Lufthansa Airlines has called on the Nigerian government to improve its open skies policy with foreign airline.

The airlines Managing Director West and Central Africa Mr Claus Becker made this assertion during an award tour for travel agents in Nigeria.

He commended the effort which had been taken to create and implement the recent Aviation Policy and its explicit approach to foreign interests, adding that there was a noticeable opportunities for foreign investment.

Becker said that this would aid in adjusting the economies of demand and supply in the nations aviation market, a reason he pointed out was responsible for the disparity in airline fares across the country, as well as other African nations.

The Director pointed out that the airline had in the past and is still currently fulfilling its  social responsibility to the country through employment and training of Nigerians in airline and aviation technology as well as aviation business.

Becker said that employment was one of the major social responsibility issues supported by the company’s headquarters.

"We have the Memorandum of Understanding to train Nigerian flight attendants and the airline has been having a good relationship with travelling agents in the country" he said.

The Open skies policy was first implemented in the United States of America to liberalize the skies, and provide for seamless operations of air transportation among countries.


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