SAA to sell tickets reserved for World Cup

2010-03-31 10:10

SA AIRWAYS will sell 45 000 plane tickets it had reserved for the

Fifa World Cup at a discount, an official has said.

“Match initially required 45 000 return seats for the World Cup.

But the number of seats they required kept dropping until it got to 1?000,” SAA

spokesperson Vimla Maistry told Sapa.

The tickets would be made available at a cheaper price. Maistry

could not immediately say how much cheaper they would be.

“We thought we had those seats sold already. Our intention will be

to sell those seats.”

Match, Fifa’s official hospitality partner for the World Cup,

intended to use SAA to move fans to and from smaller cities that might not have

enough accommodation for the tournament.

The airline said its decision did not affect other agreements it

had with Match.

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