South African Airways

SAA, World Airlines sign Nigeria-US flights deal


South African Airways has signed an interline e-ticket agreement with Africa World Airlines to offer Nigeria travellers seamless connection to Washington DC, USA, via Accra, Ghana.

The SAA and Africa World Airlines partnership will result in one flight ticket issued to intending passengers flying to Washington from either Lagos or Abuja in Nigeria, according to a statement by the carrier.

With 37 frequencies weekly flights from Lagos and Abuja to Accra, Africa World Airlines provides four weekly South African Airways-Accra-Washington flights.

The SAA Regional Manager, North, West and Central Africa, Ohis Ehimiaghe, said, “The South African Airways and Africa World Airlines partnership is the shortest gateway to travel to Washington, providing about 11-hour trip from West Africa to Washington. And with the core values of reliability and exceptional service, both airlines are set to give passengers wonderful flying experience.”

South African Airways through the interline agreement with Africa World Airlines is permitted to issue the direct ticket from either Lagos or Abuja to Washington via Accra.

The South African Airways-Accra-Washington flight is serviced with state-of-the-art Airbus A330 aircraft fitted with high quality on-demand in-flight system.

The Business Class seat is said to have a flat-bed design that is almost two metres long when fully extended alongside exquisite dining while the slim-line economy seats have generous legroom for travelling comfort.

The National Sales Manager for Nigeria, South African Airways, Kemi Leke-Bamtefa, said the interline agreement would be the beginning of a stronger relationship as SAA had been in discussion with the airline for a full codeshare agreement.

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The Africa World Airlines Country Manager, Nigeria, Kingsley Chima, described the interline agreement as a “win-win development for both airlines, and most importantly, for the passengers who  now have a seamless connection from West Africa to Washington, USA.”

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