Published On: Thu, Feb 9th, 2017

Cancellations leave SAA under the weather

SAA west AfricaJOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH African Airways (SAA) has expressed regret at a series of flight cancellation, mostly necessitated by adverse weather, to international destinations.
Flights to New York, the United States city, are the latest to be cancelled.
It is the second time South Africa’s official carrier has cancelled flights this week because of bad weather, following deferment of services to Mauritius.
Overall, it is the third cancellation after the halting of flights to Nigeria where authorities are upgrading the country’s main international airport in the capital Abuja,
“South African Airways regrets any inconvenience caused to our customers as a result of cancellation of these flights,” says SAA Spokesperson, Tlali Tlali.
“We have the best interests of our passengers at heart and trust that our discerning customers will appreciate that this decision was based on safety as the main consideration.”
Mauritius has been suffering adverse weather associated with Cyclone Carlos brewing up in the Indian Ocean.
Inclement weather characterised by storms and blizzards have impacted on New York.
Nigeria has announced the closure of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on March 8, for a period of six weeks in order for scheduled repairs and upgrade work.
CAJ News

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