SAA reduces regional flights

SAA reduces regional flights

South African Airways have reduced regional flight schedules between Johannesburg and some African countries.

The changes reflect demand on affected routes as well as the airline’s desire to maximise efficiencies across its network and to return to profitability as soon as possible.

No intercontinental routes are impacted by the announcement with the changes taking effect from the end of September finalising in November 2017.

Tim Clyde-Smith, SAA’s country manager for Australasia says the frequency changes reflect SAA’s desire to best meet the needs of business and recreational passengers in Africa.

Details of the changes are as follows:

From 25 September 2017, SA084 from Johannesburg to Pointe Noire and Brazzaville (Republic of Congo) to Johannesburg will not operate on Sunday and Tuesday;

From 4 November, SA084 will also cease operating on Friday, effectively ending any SAA flights to Pointe Noire and Brazzaville from that date;

From 9 October 2017, SA086 from Johannesburg to Libreville (Gabon) and Douala (Cameroon) will not operate on Sunday and Wednesday while SA087 from Douala to Libreville and Johannesburg will not operate on the same days;

  • From 1 November 2017, SA090 from Johannesburg to Libreville and Cotonou (Benin) will not operate on Thursday while SA091 from Cotonou to Libreville to Johannesburg will not operate on the same day
  • From 9 October 2017 SA050 from Johannesburg to Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo) will not operate on Saturdays while SA051 between Kinshasa and Johannesburg will not operate on the same day
  • From 9 October 2017, SA160 will no longer operate between Johannesburg and Entebbe (Uganda) on Saturday while SA161 will not operate on the same day
  • From 9 October, 2017, SA054 between Johannesburg and Luanda (Angola) will not operate on Monday, Wednesday and Friday while SA055 between Luanda and Johannesburg will not operate on the same day.

‘While these changes (now in GDS) will not drastically affect our ability to serve our loyal Australian and New Zealand passengers, we wanted to advise all our travel partners of these changes to minimise any inconvenience to their clients or disruption to their travel plans,’ says Tim Clyde-Smith, SAA’s country manager for Australasia.

 

 

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