South African Airways recalls aircraft to undertake compliance verification
22-10-2019 08:00:00 | by: Pie Kamau | hits: 2519 | Tags:

South African Airways (SAA) advises its customers that it may operate an amended flight schedule following a decision to recall some of its aircraft to undertake compliance verification in line with the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) requirements.

The decision to recall the aircraft follows an oversight inspection conducted by SACAA at SAA’s maintenance subsidiary, South African Airways Technical (SAAT). Some of the flights will operate later than usual and SAA has implemented its contingency plans to ensure business continuity.

Whilst there were only four (4) domestic flight cancellations, SAA took steps to combine flights and deploy bigger aircraft to accommodate affected passengers. This has significantly reduced the impact of the inconvenience on the customers.

The operational impact on the domestic flights is as below:

SAA Schedule for Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Flight No.

Sector

                          Status

  1. SA 313

JNB-CPT

Combined and passengers to fly on SA 317

  1. SA 326

CPT-JNB

Combined and passengers to fly on SA 332

  1. SA 543

JNB-DUR

Cancelled and passengers to be accommodated on other flights

  1. SA 550

DUR-JNB

Cancelled and passengers to be accommodated on other flights

SAA understands that the inspection conducted by SACAA was in accordance with its regulations and a necessary exercise to ensure compliance and safety and apologises for the inconvenience caused to its customers and passengers and will continue to update the situation on an ongoing basis.

South African Airways (SAA) is the leading carrier in Africa, serving 57 destinations, in partnership with SA Express, Airlink, and its low-cost carrier, Mango, within South Africa and across the continent, and nine intercontinental routes from its Johannesburg hub. It is a member of the largest international airline network, Star Alliance. 

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