Velvet Sky ready to fly

2012-02-24 13:47
Johannesburg - Velvet Sky was due to resume flight operations on Friday afternoon, after flight delays in the morning, the low-cost airline said.

A Velvet airlines flight has started boarding at OR Tambo airport, sources confirmed to News24.

"We changed a major service provider and there was a lot of paperwork that took longer than we expected.... We are legal now, all the processes were completed," spokesperson Gary Webb said.

Velvet Sky flights were delayed by up to five hours on Friday morning - two hours longer than originally expected.

On Thursday, Webb said the company was in a dispute with a service provider, and in the process of changing service providers, but this was not concluded in time to operate.

All flights were cancelled on Thursday.

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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