Velvet Sky hit by 'commercial issues'
Nielen Bottomley, News24
Cape Town - Flights on Velvet Sky have been delayed as a result of "commercial issues", the low-cost airline said on Thursday.
The black economic empowerment company is based in Durban and flies between Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.
Flights were delayed for several hours on Wednesday after “commercial issues" that arose between Velvet Sky Aviation and a service provider. No flights were cancelled, the airline pointed out.
“Passengers can expect delays for most of today [Thursday],” Solomon Makgale, spokesperson for Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) told News24.
“As of 10:00 this morning, none of Velvet Sky's flights have departed in accordance with the schedule.”
Circumstances beyond its control
Velvet Sky said the delays were caused by circumstances beyond its control.
Passengers stuck at Cape Town airport on Wednesday were unable to book onto other airlines because flights were full after the Budget address in Parliament. Flights were delayed with up to four hours. All passengers were flown out by late in the evening.
“We would like to apologise to those passengers who are inconvenienced due to the delayed flights. These delays were caused by circumstances beyond our control. “
- Velvet Sky urged passengers to contact the call centre at 0861 835 838 for any queries.
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