South Africa: South African Airways announces route cuts

Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – South African Airways (SAA) has confirmed that it will cancel flights on six of its regional destinations for ‘operational reasons’.

The national carrier said it would cut flights to Brazzaville, via Pointe Noire in the Congo; Douala in Cameroon, via Libreville in Gabon; Kinshasa in the DRC; Entebbe in Uganda; Luanda in Angola; and Cotonou in Benin, via Libreville in Gabon.

The airline said it would re-accommodate passengers who had been affected. SAA in August announced that it planned to introduce network changes on the domestic and regional segments of its route network.

The airline also plans to cut more than a third of its Johannesburg-Cape Town route – one of the busiest and most profitable flight routes in the world.

The airline is facing major financial challenges and is reportedly seeking a six billion rand bailout from the government to stay afloat. (US$1=0.075 rand)
-0- PANA CU/MA 26Sept2017

26 سبتمبر 2017 10:34:37

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