Corporate Traveller

SAA suspends Abuja flights

South African Airways will suspend its three weekly flights between Johannesburg and Abuja, Nigeria, effective March 6, due to upgrades and repair work on the runway.

Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport will close on March 8 for six weeks.

Flight SA 088 from Johannesburg to Abuja and return flight SA 089 from Abuja to Johannesburg will be affected.

Agents should advise clients who have already booked flights and those planning to travel to Nigeria over this time that they will be re-accommodated on flight SA060 from Johannesburg to Lagos and return flight SA061. 

Passengers who have rebooked on an SAA flight to Lagos must find their own way to and from Abuja at their own cost.

These tickets must be reissued before February 24 and travel must commence between March 6 and April 18 for travel to and from Lagos. If a passenger does not want to travel to Lagos, they can request a full refund of the unused ticket. 

Passengers may travel to Abuja at a later date by requesting a date change on an SAA-operated flight at no extra charge, subject to the same booking class being available on the same routing.