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Air Peace Suspends Flights to Johannesburg, South Africa



On a sad note, Nigeria's Air Peace has suspended scheduled flights to Johannesburg, South Africa with effect from 22 August, 2022.


Announcing the development in a letter to its partners today, Air Peace said the suspension was "due to the turbulent times the aviation industry is experiencing with Jet A1 fuel increases, a lack of forex, and a delay in visa issuance for South African travel passengers."


According to the airline, the suspension of flights to South Africa will remain effective until 8 October, 2022 when it hopes to resume the service depending on whether the situation improves or not.


The airline says passengers with future flight itineraries who wish to join non-affected operational flights should be accommodated at no additional cost.


According to the airline, passengers affected by the suspension seeking for refunds may also apply by sending email to callcenter@flyairpeace.com


It'll be recalled that since February this year, the Nigerian aviation industry has been thrown into an unprecedented level of challenges due to an acute scarcity of Jet A1 as well as lack of forex and high exchange rates.


As a result of these challenges, both domestic and foreign airlines, including Emirates, have had to suspend or reduce frequencies to cut operating costs.


Within the past few months, the prices of flight tickets have more than quadrupled with a one-way domestic ticket costing as much as N120,000.

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