Velvet Sky dispute delays passengers

2012-02-23 09:50
Cape Town - An airline dispute left hundreds of people stranded at Cape Town International Airport late on Wednesday night.

Low-cost airline Velvet Sky delayed flights for several hours after an apparent contractual dispute with SAA Technical Services, which had allegedly not been paid, the Times reported.

Flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town and Johannesburg to Durban were also affected.

Passengers stuck at Cape Town airport were unable to book onto other airlines because flights were full after the Budget address in Parliament.

A spokesperson for Velvet Sky said three flights had been delayed in Cape Town and several others in Johannesburg, but couldn’t say what the problem was.

Another spokesperson was quoted as confirming flights had been delayed and said that business would continue as usual.

Airports Company South Africa apparently confirmed that flights were delayed due to non-payment of services to SAA Technical. Payment was apparently made.

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