South African Airways Adds New Route

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South African Airways adds new route. (Photo courtesy of South African Airways.)

South African Airways (SAA) has added another continental route to its network with a 3-times a week flight from Johannesburg to Lagos in Nigeria as of Dec. 12, 2021.

“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,” said Thomas Kgokolo, interim CEO of South African Airways, in a press statement. The relaunch of service between Johannesburg and Lagos is part of SAA’s gradual growth strategy, having resumed full operations in September on the domestic South Africa and regional Africa routes. “Our intention is to continue to develop our route network driven by passenger demand and revenue potential. We are constantly evaluating opportunities in the local, regional and international markets,” adds Kgokolo.

SAA will continue in partnership with South African Tourism to promote the country in Nigeria with the expectation that it will generate more visitors now that international pandemic travel restrictions are being revised.

For more information, visit flysaa.com.

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