SAA Cancels Flights to Minimise Disruptions for Customers

South African Airways (SAA) has cancelled nearly all of its domestic, regional and international flights scheduled for Friday 15 November and Saturday 16 November 2019. The airline’s key objective is to minimise the impact of disruptions for its customers.

SAA will operate flights from selected outstations on Friday 15 November 2019 back to SAA’s base, OR Tambo International Airport.

International flights, which will operate on Friday evening, will return from Frankfurt (SA261), New York (SA204), Munich (SA265), Hong Kong (SA287), Perth (SA281), and London (SA235).

The cancellations follow an announcement by the South African Cabin Crew Association (SACCA) and the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) that their members will embark on industrial action from Friday morning. This is notwithstanding SAA’s repeated overtures to the unions to acknowledge the severity of the current situation facing the airline.

“We are putting our customers first and regret the inevitable inconvenience that these cancellations may cause our customers. However, by acting proactively SAA can certainly help customers find alternatives,” said Tlali Tlali, SAA Spokesperson.

The airline will assess the situation on an ongoing basis and Customers will be kept informed of all operational developments on a daily basis.

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