Published On: Tue, Feb 7th, 2017

South African Airways suspends flights to Abuja

SAALAGOS, (CAJ News) – THE South African Airways (SAA) has announced the imminent suspension of flights between Johannesburg and Abuja due to upgrades at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.
The suspension of the three weekly non-stop flights is effective March 6.
Airport authorities in Abuja announced recently they would close Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on March 8 for a period of six weeks in order for scheduled runway repairs and upgrade work to be carried out.
“South African Airways regrets any inconvenience to our customers, but we would like to give the assurance that all affected customers will be accommodated on our flights to and from Lagos,” SAA spokesperson Tlali Tlali, said from Johannesburg.
“As a network carrier, we considered an option to fly elsewhere in Nigeria
during the repair works.
“However such an option did not prove viable for us given its implications
on our network as it would impact on aircraft availability and connectivity for our passengers,” explained Tlali.
Affected customers who already hold tickets and those planning to travel to Nigeria over this time will be re-accommodated on the Johannesburg-Lagos route.
CAJ News

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