SAA resumes US flights

Friday, March 23, 2018

South African Airways (SAA) has resumed its flights to the United States as bad weather conditions there have cleared.

“South African Airways advises all its customers that flights to the US have resumed as per the normal schedule as adverse weather conditions have cleared. Our US operations will operate as per the normal schedule following disruptions over the past few days,” said SAA spokesperson, Tlali Tlali.

This as weather conditions in the US began clearing on Thursday.

The national carrier resumed its flights to the US on Thursday as flight SA 203 from Johannesburg (JNB) to New York (JFK) departed as scheduled.

Meanwhile, SA 204 is the first flight from JFK to depart from New York (JFK) to Johannesburg (JNB) on Friday.

The carrier’s services to and from Washington, Dulles (IAD) were unaffected.

The airline further expressed regret at the inconvenience caused to its customers.

“South African Airways regrets any inconvenience caused to our customers as a result of cancellation of flights. 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,” said Tlali.

SAA on Wednesday announced the cancellation of flights to New York due to adverse weather.

On Thursday, the national carrier encouraged all customers to visit its website for all flight updates and or flight cancellations.

Customers can also contact the airline’s Johannesburg contact centre on (011) 978 1111 or 0861 606 606 and on 1 (800) 722 9675 in Fort Lauderdale in the US. –