You can now book cheap, direct and non-stop Air Peace flight to South Africa from Lagos, Nigeria to Johannesburg in South Africa. Whether you want to go commence your studies or you are looking for a perfect vacation spot, Johannesburg is a great place to visit. However, not so many local airlines will give you a direct flight advantage in Nigeria. Recently, one of the top airlines in Nigeria, Air Peace, announced its intention to commence international flights on the Lagos to Johannesburg air route. Please use the table below to navigate this blog post.
Air Peace Maiden Flight From Lagos to Johannesburg
Air Peace first announced to begin commercial flights into Johannesburg in a press release by their spokesperson, Stanley Olisa. They have since made preparations in meeting all the stipulated requirements of aviation authorities in both Nigeria and South Africa, in order to be able to commence flights. The airline’s decision to operate on the Lagos to Johannesburg air route is in line with Air Peace vision to create seamless connectivity across cities, both locally and internationally – an initiative known as “no-city-left-behind”. Air Peace continuously looks out for strategic ways to expand its service in Nigeria first of all, and then to other African countries. South Africa is just one of such latest expansion.
The Air Peace direct flight from Lagos to Johannesburg will debut on December 2nd, 2020 from Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria to Oliver Reginald Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa. The airline will fly twice a week from Lagos to Johannesburg. The flight from Lagos will be on Wednesdays and Saturdays while flights back to Lagos Airport from Johannesburg will be on Thursdays and Sundays.
South Africa is not the only international destination on the radar of Air Peace. Its route network will soon include commercial flights to Mumbai, London, Guangzhou-China, Houston, with other destinations yet to be announced.
About Air Peace
Air Peace is a privately owned Nigerian airline that started operation in 2013. The airline has since risen to fame by becoming one of Nigeria’s leading airlines. The CEO of Air Peace is Allen Onyema and the airline’s head office and its operating base are in Lagos. Air Peace serves most of the major cities in Nigeria and some neighbouring West African countries such as Accra in Ghana, Liberia, and The Gambia. The official website for Air Peace is www.flyairpeace.com.
History of Lagos To Johannesburg Flight Route
Lagos to Johannesburg is one of the most popular flight routes in Africa. This does not come as a surprise because the two cities are also among the most important cities on the African continent. Lagos is the largest city in Nigeria and by extension in Africa, as well as the commercial hub of Nigeria. Thousands of people move into Lagos every day in search of greener pastures. Johannesburg is also the biggest city in South Africa with a lot of options for commerce/business.
The flight distance between Lagos to Johannesburg is 4,524km or 2,811 miles. This means that the average flight time for a direct, non-stop flight is roughly 5 hours and 50 minutes. However, not many airline operators have a direct flight from Lagos to Johannesburg, as most of the air carriers will make a stopover. At the moment, only two airlines are operating a direct flight from Lagos to Johannesburg; South African Airways and CemAir.
Over the past decade, private Nigerian airlines; Bell View Airline and Arik Air (W3) have dabbled into this profitable air route with no long term success. Arik Airline, for example, used to offer direct flights between Lagos and Johannesburg. Arik started this service on the 1st of June 2009. However, Arik suspended their flights to Johannesburg on the 13th of February 2017. There has been no Nigerian Airline that offers non-stop flights to Johannesburg until recently when Air Peace announced its intention to commence flight on the 2nd of December 2020.
Historically, the lucrative Lagos – Johannesburg non-stop flight route has been dominated by South African Airways (SAA) — South Africa’s state-owned airline which has been under business rescue since December 6th, 2019. SAA started operations on this route over two decades ago on the 4th of December 1998. The airline’s flight frequency was increased to 6 times in a week in July 2009. Before the suspension of all its flights, SAA used to fly 7 times a week. CemAir on the other hand only flies once a week.
Repatriation: Air Peace Flight To South Africa
You will recall that last year, Nigeria repatriated more than 600 citizens living in South Africa following the 2019 xenophobic attacks that put many lives and businesses of African foreigners in the country at risk. Air Peace Airlines made history by putting themselves out and volunteering to fly stranded Nigerians back to Lagos, free of charge. The airline’s Boeing 777 was dispatched to South Africa, and the first batch of 320 passengers was repatriated on 11th September 2019.
Air Peace IATA Certifications
Early this year, Air Peace received its third certification from the International Air Transport Association (IATA). IATA is an association of the world’s airlines. One of its core functions is to set standards for airlines while its primary objective is to ensure that every airline prioritises safety.
IATA member airlines must pass certain tests to meet IATA standards. IATA certificates are issued to confirm this. This certificate is known as IOSA, that is, IATA Operational Safety Audit certificate.
Flight Timetable: Air Peace Flight To South Africa
According to Air peace Spokesperson, Stanley Olisa, the Federal Government has designated Air Peace to operate into South Africa from Lagos. The airline’s current flight plan is for the Lagos – Johannesburg – Lagos route to be operated twice a week. According to the information available on its website, the Lagos to Johannesburg flight will operate on Wednesdays and Saturdays while the Johannesburg to Lagos flight would be on Thursdays and Sundays.
Ticket Price & Baggage Allowance For Air Peace Flight To South Africa
How much is Air Peace flight from Lagos to Johannesburg? Well, according to Air Peace website, the cheapest flight from Lagos to Johannesburg will be N124, 900 and N125, 100 for a return flight from Johannesburg to Lagos. The price can go higher depending on the class you want to fly in.
On the Air Peace flight from Lagos to Johannesburg, you are allocated 3 pieces of 2kg of luggage and a 6kg of hand luggage on the Economy class. While on the Business class, you are allowed 3 pieces of 32kg with 6kg of hand luggage.
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Aircraft To Be Used on The Lagos to Joburg Route
The current fleet size of Air Peace is 26 aircraft. These consists of the Boeing 737-300, Boeing 737-500, Boeing 777-200, and the Dornier 328. However, for their international flight destinations which would include Johannesburg, Air Peace has designated its brand new and luxurious Boeing 777 aircraft with 300 passenger capacity for the route.
Overview of Lagos to Johannesburg Air Peace Flight
The debut flight of Air Peace from Lagos to Johannesburg on 2nd December 2020 is a great development that will definitely open up more opportunities between Africa’s two most prominent cities. Not many airlines travel the Lagos to Johannesburg route on a non-stop flight basis. This shows that the local aviation industry in Nigeria is progressing and has the potential to compete with other airlines from other nations. This also shows the effort of Air Peace airline in setting standards in the Nigerian aviation industry.
Below is a summary of the Lagos to Johannesburg direct, non-stop flight service offered by Air Peace:
|Flight Days:||Twice a week – Starting from December 2nd, 2020|
|From Lagos:||Days: Wednesday & Saturday|
Time: 2200 – 0500
|From Johannesburg:||Days: Thursday & Sunday|
Time: 0800- 1300
|Economy Baggage Allowance:||3 pieces of 23kg|
|Business Baggage Allowance:||3 pieces of 32kg|
|Ticket validity:||Ticket is valid for 12 months from date of first travel|