FROM mid-December, SAA 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.
Says, Interim Thomas Kgokolo, “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.”
The Johannesburg-Lagos flight begins on 12 December 2021. Kgokolo says the service is part of SAA’s gradual growth strategy, having resumed full operations in September.
Notes Kgokolo, “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.”
Not only does the new Johannesburg Lagos route function as a key economic link between the two countries but will also service the burgeoning tourism market in both countries. SAA says 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.