The Guardian (Lagos)

22 August 2014

Nigeria: SAA Increases Flights to Lagos and Johannesburg

SOUTH AFRICAN Airways (SAA) has increased frequency between Lagos and Johannesburg from 7 to 8 services per week effective 2 September 2014.

Strong passenger demand and an additional state of the art A320s inducted to the fleet are among the reasons that prompted SAA to add frequencies to its developing Lagos route.

The Country Manager, SAA, Nigeria Thobi Duma said: "SAA stands 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," adds 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.

This is part of SAA's "Gaining Altitude" strategy to add flights in developing routes like Lagos and offering passengers convenient connections to the rest of the world. SAA will continue to look at new opportunities to add capacity to its existing network and further strengthen its brand presence around the world.

"As SAA, we are committed be 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," concludes Duma.

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