Nigeria’s Air peace has announced the re-start of flights to Johannesburg from Lagos beginning October 17, following suspension due to COVID-19 induced lockdown.
Lagos to Johannesburg will operate 2X-weekly utilizing the airline’s wide body jet Boeing 777-200ER to cover the 4,511-kilometre service which currently has no direct competition with an elapsed time of six hours in both directions. Tickets are currently available for sale.
At its peak in 2014, Lagos – Johannesburg route recorded over 462,000 seats which has seen a significant decrease over the years to 179,000 seats in 2019.
South African Airways has operated the route for years of which the South Africa legacy carrier had over 232,000 seats – its most – in 2014 and was scheduled to fly this route in February this year before it was forced to fly through turbulence.
Virgin Nigeria and Arik Air are among the airlines that have previously operated this route