SAA restarting Lagos flight

accreditation
0:00
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
SAA has been flying to Nigeria for the past 23 years.
SAA has been flying to Nigeria for the past 23 years.

From 12 December, SAA will add another important continental route to its network with a three-times a week flight to Lagos in Nigeria, the state-owned flag carrier announced on Tuesday.

SAA has been flying to Nigeria for the past 23 years. In May 2020, SAA's business rescue practitioners halted all the airline's commercial flights due to financial constraints. The airline resumed commercial flights again in September this year after it went out of business rescue in April.

According to SAA interim CEO Thomas Kgokolo, the Lagos route takes SAA into one of the biggest travel markets in Africa.

"We are delighted that we are again able to resume operations, providing a link between Africa's two biggest economies," he said in a statement.

"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." SAA will continue to work with SA Tourism to attract more visitors from Nigeria to SA.

Currently SAA offers flights from O.R. Tambo International Airport to Mauritius, Accra, Cape Town, Kinshasa and Harare.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Rand - Dollar
15.54
-1.0%
Rand - Pound
21.12
-0.7%
Rand - Euro
17.59
-0.3%
Rand - Aus dollar
11.16
-0.6%
Rand - Yen
0.14
-1.0%
Gold
1,814.56
-0.3%
Silver
23.52
+2.1%
Palladium
1,906.50
+1.5%
Platinum
987.00
+1.1%
Brent Crude
86.48
+0.5%
Top 40
68,282
-0.9%
All Share
74,956
-0.9%
Resource 10
74,510
-0.3%
Industrial 25
94,294
-1.4%
Financial 15
15,338
-1.0%
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes Iress logo
Company Snapshot