Air Peace, has received approval from the South African government to operate scheduled service to Johannesburg.

The Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs disclosed earlier this week that the South African government had granted Air Peace the approval to commence flight operations to Johannesburg.

Allen Onyema, chairman of Air Peace, confirmed that the airline would commence flight operations as soon as possible to promote air transportation between 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.