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SAA returns to Lagos-Johannesburg route

By Wole Oyebade
17 December 2021   |   3:01 am
South Africa Airways (SAA) has made a return to the Lagos-Johannesburg route after 18 months of temporary withdrawal.

South Africa Airways (SAA) has made a return to the Lagos-Johannesburg route after 18 months of temporary withdrawal.

South African Airways bounces back…returns to Lagos-Johannesburg route recently<br />


According to the operator, activities for a return had been on for months, defying the outbreak of the Omicron variant.

SAA Commercial Manager for Africa, Ohis Ehimiaghe, said South Africans, just like Nigerians, were pleased to be back to the Nigerian skies.

“Nigerians are excited to be part of the global economy as we usually say, and South Africa is also excited to be part of it as well. These are the two biggest powerhouses for Africa and it can only get better.

“With the visit of the South African President to Nigeria two weeks ago, the relationship between the two countries is improving and it is going to get better. We as South African Airways are part of the instrument to make investments and travels through visiting friends and families,” Ehimiaghe said.

The SAA chief further stated that they were not in doubt that the flight would operate amid the Omicron controversies and diplomatic stand-offs.

“You were well aware that the Omicron variant was discovered in South Africa. Kudos to the South African scientists. Science has told us so far that the symptoms are so mild, zero death has been recorded, and few people have been hospitalised. We were excited and we did not have any doubt that the flight was going to operate. There are absolutely no restrictions between Nigeria and South Africa. It is good for us. It can only get better.”
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