More delays hit Velvet Sky flights

2012-02-24 11:20

Johannesburg - Velvet Sky flights will be delayed by up to five hours on Friday - two hours longer than was originally expected, the Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) said.

This applied to the 05:45 flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town, the 06:10 flight from Durban to Johannesburg and the 06:20 flight from Johannesburg to Durban.

"The mid-morning flights will also be delayed by up to two hours," Acsa spokesperson Solomon Makgale said.

Earlier, Velvet Sky said in a statement that a business dispute had caused the cancellation of all Velvet Sky flights on Thursday.

The airline said it was in a dispute with a service provider and was in the process of changing service providers, but that the process had not been concluded in time.

The broad-based black economic empowerment company is based in Durban and flies between that city, Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Velvet Sky said the delays, which started on Wednesday, were caused by circumstances beyond its control.

- Velvet Sky urged passengers to contact the call centre at 0861 835 838 for any queries.

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