The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has disclosed that the South African Government has granted, Nigerian carrier, Air Peace the approval to commence flight operations to Johannesburg.
The Ministry spokesman, Ferdinand Nwonye, stated that the Chairman of Air Peace, Allen Onyema, confirmed that the airline would commence flight operations as soon as possible to promote air transportation between the two leading countries; Nigeria and South Africa.
The agreement according to the Ministry was signed at the 9th Session of the Nigeria/South Africa Bi-National Commission Summit in Pretoria on September 27.
The joint commission was established in 1999 to encourage bilateral relations between the two countries.
Recalled that the Commission was upgraded in 2001 to highlight the strategic nature of the partnership.
Air Peace has been positively in the news lately following the evacuation of Nigerians who were stranded in South Africa as a result of the xenophobia attack in South Africa, a gestures Nigerians have described as patriotic and exemplary.