Air Peace, on Monday, introduced the suspension of its operations to Johannesburg, South Africa efficient from August 22, 2022, on account of delayed issuance of South African visas to travellers, worsening foreign exchange crunch and the growing value of aviation gasoline in addition to its shortage.
This was revealed by the airline in an announcement it issued and made out there to newsmen on Monday night.
While informing that the suspension takes impact from August 22, 2022, the airline nonetheless expressed optimism that it’ll resume operations from October 8, 2022, after the South African Government will need to have addressed the visa issuance drawback.
It stated: “We hereby inform the flying public that efficient from August 22, 2022, our Johannesburg flight operations can be suspended until October 8, 2022
“This growth is regretted however has grow to be inevitable as a result of delayed issuance of South African visas to vacationers, worsening foreign exchange crunch and the growing value of aviation gasoline in addition to its shortage.
“However, having knowledgeable the South African High Commission in Lagos of the results of the issue in getting SA visas by Nigerians, which consequence is the abysmally low passenger hundreds on our flights to and from Johannesburg, we imagine that the state of affairs may have improved inside the subsequent 60 days. Hence, our willingness to renew operations on the October 8, 2022.”
The airline stated passengers whose flights are affected by the event have the choice of rescheduling their flights to fly earlier than August 22, 2022 or from October 9, 2022 or ask for “a refund through [email protected] and our staff will attend to it promptly.”
While apologising for the inconveniences the choice could have precipitated, the airline promised to maintain the general public up to date even because it hoped for an improved state of affairs.
Source: The Eagle on-line