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SAA Celebrates 20 Years of Service to Nigeria

December 27, 2018

SAA Celebrates 20 Years of Service to Nigeria

South African Airways (SAA), is celebrating 20 years of nonstop operations between Johannesburg and Africa’s most populous city, Lagos, Nigeria.

   Operations commenced on 4 December 1998 as SAA launched its first flight into Nigeria soon after the Bilateral Air Service Agreement between the two countries had been signed. SAA has since brought several aircraft onto this route, from the initial Airbus 300 series, which had to make a technical stop en-route in Luanda to the Boeing 767 and the B747-400 and to the Airbus A340–600, which was then replaced by the current state of the art Airbus A330-300 aircraft. With its thriving economy, Nigeria is Africa’s economic powerhouse and Lagos is a high-energy city famous for its vibrant lifestyle. In honor of this milestone, SAA rolled out a campaign that saw brand activation on social media, and radio and print publications in the Nigeria region.
   —Please visit https://www.flysaa.com/about-us/leading-carrier/media-center/media-releases/newsroom# to read more on this.