Cancellations leave SAA under the weather

SAA

South African Airways

By MTHULISI SIBANDA
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH African Airways (SAA) has expressed regret at a series of flight cancellation, mostly necessitated by adverse weather, to international destinations.
Flights to New York, the United States city, are the latest to be cancelled.
It is the second time South Africa’s official carrier has cancelled flights this week because of bad weather, following deferment of services to Mauritius.
Overall, it is the third cancellation after the halting of flights to Nigeria where authorities are upgrading the country’s main international airport in the capital Abuja,
“South African Airways regrets any inconvenience caused to our customers as a result of cancellation of these flights,” says SAA Spokesperson, Tlali Tlali.
“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.”
Mauritius has been suffering adverse weather associated with Cyclone Carlos brewing up in the Indian Ocean.
Inclement weather characterised by storms and blizzards have impacted on New York.
Nigeria has announced the closure of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on March 8, for a period of six weeks in order for scheduled repairs and upgrade work.
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  • Laughing Leprechaun

    What a pointless article. Obviously the author doesn’t have a clue about aviation in general and commercial aviation in particular.

    Aircraft manufacturers publish opperataing manuals for each of their aircraft. This book/s specify amongst other things weather conditions and runway conditions under which an aircraft may be operated. Should actual conditions be outside these limits operations must cease, no argument. If it is opperated outside these limits, and an accident occurs, the insurance company will not pay out (claims could run into hundreds of millions).

    Oh and one other point. The operator of the aircraft can lay down more stringent operating conditions but may not dilute them.

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