14 April 2020

South Africa's lockdown extension: Airlines have adjusted plans to resume operations! [update]

update (16 April 2020): Flysafair will resume operations on 01 May 2020. 

Following President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement of the extension of the countrywide lockdown in South Africa until 30 April 2020, the country's passenger airlines have adjusted their plans to resume operations. South Africa's flag carrier, South African Airways, as well as its subsidary Mango, both announced operations will remain suspended until the lockdown is lifted. Regional carrier Airlink will implement a reduced schedule from 04 May 2020, while FlySafair announced that it will announce new commencement dates in the next few days resume operations on 01 May 2020. Comair, which operates scheduled services on domestic routes in South Africa as a British Airways franchisee and also operates as a low-cost carrier under its own kulula.com brand, has announced that flights will remain suspended until 02 May 2020. Cemair made public that it expects to be flying again on 01 May 2020. We'll keep you posted!

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