Nigeria’s Air Peace began Lagos to Johannesburg flights on 17 December 2020, using its sole B777-200ER.
The 4,511-kilometre route currently has no direct competition and is operated twice-weekly with an elapsed time of six hours in both directions.
It leaves Lagos at 0100, arrives Johannesburg at 0800, departs at 1100, and arrives back at 1600.
South African Airways has operated the route for years on which the airline had over 232,000 seats – its most – in 2014. It’ll resume the route on a daily basis from 1 February 2021.
Arik Air operated it until 2017 and depending on the year it variously used B737-800s, A330-200s, and A340-500s.
Virgin Nigeria operated it briefly in 2012 using A330-200s.
At its peak in 2014, Lagos – Johannesburg had over 462,000 seats, but this diminished to just 179,000 in 2019.
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