South Africa’s official airline, South African Airways says it has increased the frequency of flights between Lagos and Johannesburg from 7 to 8 services per week.
This new directive will take effect from 2 September 2014.
According to reports on AllAfrica.com, the country manager, SAA, Nigeria Thobi Duma said “SAA is ready to offer seamless customer service to our valued passengers. This will ensure increased connectivity and better connecting times to flights in the evening out of Johannesburg.
“We are noting a steady growth and we maintain that the increases in frequency will provide both business and leisure passengers travelling to and from these destinations with more flexibility and greater choice to connect onto SAA’s extensive global network,” the news website quotes Mr. Duma.
Owing to the increased frequencies, passengers connecting from Lagos to other cities such as Abuja will be able to connect without challenges as opposed to the current schedule where they spend the night in Lagos before connecting.
Furthermore, passengers from South Africa will be afforded more time to engage in their activities before flying out at 23h00 on Tuesday nights.
“As SAA, we are committed to being a catalyst for the growth of business and investment in Nigeria by ensuring that our passengers receive the comfort of flying with a very safe and secure carrier that has consistently been Africa’s most awarded airline, and recently voted by Skytrax as the Best Airline in Africa for 12 consecutive years,” Duma stated.