06 February 2020

Business rescue: South African Airways to cut selected domestic, regional and international flights!

According to the latest press release by South African Airways (SAA), the joint Business Rescue Practitioners (BRPs) of the airline have identified which routes will be retained to drive a restructured SAA towards profitability.
South African Airways (SAA) will continue to operate all international services between Johannesburg and Frankfurt, London (Heathrow), New York, Perth and Washington via Accra. Regional flights from
Johannesburg to Blantyre, Dar es Salaam, Harare, Kinshasa, Lagos, Lilongwe, Lusaka, Maputo, Mauritius, Nairobi, Victoria Falls and Windhoek will also be retained. On the domestic route network, South African Airways (SAA) will continue to serve Cape Town on a reduced basis. All other domestic destinations, including Durban, East London and Port Elizabeth, will cease to be operated by SAA on 29 February 2020.
Effective 29 February 2020, South African Airways (SAA) will also close the following regional and international services from Johannesburg to Abidjan via Accra, Entebbe, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Livingstone, Luanda, Munich, Ndola, and Sao Paulo.
All customers booked on any cancelled international and regional routes will receive a full refund. Customers booked on cancelled domestic flights will be re-accommodated on services operated by Mango. As of now, South African Airways (SAA) does not intend to make any further significant network changes. We'll keep you posted!

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