Air Peace Suspends Flights To South Africa For 60 Days

Air Peace has suspended it flights to South Africa for a period of 60 days, with effect from August 22, 2022.

The Air Peace had been forced to readjust its schedule over delay by the South African authorities to issue visa to prospective passengers which was said to be affecting the load factor on Air Peace’s flight to Johannesburg.

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Air Peace Suspends Flights To South Africa For 60 Days
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Also, the scarcity and skyrocketing price of JetA1 fuel informed the decision of the airline to suspend flights temporarily.

Air Peace, expressed optimism that the issues which warranted the suspension would have been addressed before October.

“We hereby inform the flying public that effective from August 22, 2022, our Johannesburg flight operations will be suspended till October 8, 2022.

“This development is regretted but has become inevitable due to the delayed issuance of South African visas to travelers, worsening forex crunch and the increasing cost of aviation fuel as well as its scarcity.

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“However, having informed the South African High Commission in Lagos of the effects of the difficulty in getting SA visas by Nigerians, which consequence is the abysmally low passenger loads on our flights to and from Johannesburg, we believe that the situation will have improved within the next 60 days; hence, our willingness to resume operations on the October 8, 2022.

“Passengers whose flights are affected have the option of rescheduling to fly before August 22, 2022 or from October 9, 2022.

“We apologise for the inconveniences caused and will keep the public updated while we hope the situation improves,” the statement added.

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