Xenophobia: Second Batch Of Nigerians To Arrive Lagos
The second batch of evacuees might be returning from South Africa on Tuesday, September 17.
Naija News understands that the management of Air Peace made this known in a statement on Monday afternoon.
The airline said the flight to Johannesburg would leave by 1:00 am Nigerian time and is expected to arrive the OR Tambo International Airport by 6:30 am, on Tuesday.
The Airline’s flight is also expected to depart South Africa by 12:00 pm (South African time) and to touch down in the Lagos airport by 7:00 pm, same day.
This online news platform understands that the Airline is expected to return to the country on Tuesday with Nigerians who are willing to return home owing to the xenophobic attacks, particularly melted on Nigerians in South Africa.
This was confirmed by the Chairman and CEO of Air Peace, Allen Onyema, who said that the South African authorities wanted the flight to take off in the afternoon because the morning period is usually hectic at the airport.
Onyema also disclosed that out of over the 600 Nigerians that are willing to come home, 360 of them have been cleared for the evacuation, but the airline would airlift 320 in the second batch, which is the capacity of the aircraft, Boeing 777, that would be deployed for the flight.