SAA flights set to take off

2010-04-21 06:29

SA Airways (SAA) flights to London were set to start operating

again today following a week-long grounding that has cost the carrier at least

R84 million.


“The British authorities have reopened airspace. For as long as the

airspace remains open, we will fly,” said SAA spokesman Fani Zulu.


Yesterday, SAA was forced to cancel a morning flight to London,

which would have been its first flight since volcanic ash from Iceland caused a

shut-down of European airspace.


SAA normally has flights leaving for Heathrow in the evenings and

the normal schedule would be followed today if the airspace remained open.


Zulu said SAA had been forced to cancel at least 45 flights on

three routes – London, Frankfurt and Munich – since last Thursday.

 

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