South African Airways (SAA) said it will add another important continental route to its network with a three-times a week flight to Lagos in Nigeria.
SAA has been flying to Nigeria for the past 23 years and the resumption of the service is a welcome addition to its growing continental offering.
Thomas Kgokolo, SAA Interim CEO said: “This specific destination takes SAA into one of the biggest travel markets in Africa and we’re delighted that we are again able to resume operations, providing a link between Africa’s two biggest economies.”
Kgokolo stated that the Johannesburg-Lagos flight will begin on 12 December 2021 and the service is part of SAA’s gradual growth strategy, having resumed full operations in September.
“Our intention is to continue to develop our route network driven by passenger demand and revenue potential. We are constantly evaluating opportunities, both locally, regionally and internationally,” Kgokolo added.
SAA said it will continue in partnership with SA Tourism to promote the country in Nigeria in the expectation that it will lead to more visitors now that international pandemic travel restrictions are being revised.