South African Airways will suspend all its domestic flights with effect from Friday, 27 March. The suspension of all domestic flights follows the suspension of both international and regional flights.
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Embattled state-owned airline South African Airways will suspend all international and regional flights, retaining only the Johannesburg-Cape Town route, as it battles the devastating effects of coronavirus lockdowns.
Administrators for South Africa’s loss-making state airline have defended their decision to cut routes as part of a turnaround plan, after objections from President Cyril Ramaphosa, government and labour unions.
South African Airways cut flights to nine international cities and all domestic services except Johannesburg to Cape Town as the embattled state-owned carrier scales back to stay in business.
South African Airways has cancelled international flights between Johannesburg and Munich along with a range of local flights between Johannesburg and Cape Town and Johannesburg and Durban.
Government will relinquish control of the loss-making national airline and give it an additional bailout in a bid to stave off liquidation.
South African Airways has cancelled nearly all its flights scheduled for Friday, 15 November and Saturday, 16 November.
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Vuyani Jarana is leaving Vodacom to take the reins at troubled state-owned airline South African Airways. Jarana, who has headed Vodacom enterprise business since 2012, will take the helm at the national carrier
South African Airways has banned the charging of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on board all its aircraft effective from Saturday, amid battery explosion reports. “South African Airways has taken a decision to prohibit the charging