Fuel supply hampered at Cape Town International

2014-02-25 08:25
Cape Town - Chevron South Africa says it is aware that a 'challenge' in the supply of jet fuel is currently being experienced at the Cape Town International Airport.

On Monday, Comair flights experienced delays when their fuel supplier was unable to meet their demand," Acsa spokesperson Deidre Davids said.

Airlines under Comair flights include kulula.com and British Airways.

"Other flights continued to operate normally," Davids said.

Read comedian Trevor Noah's frustrate but rather funny tweets after being caught in the delays on Monday

Davids said the airport's rule was that airlines should maintain a minimum stock of fuel for at least three days.

"While the available fuel has not gone below the minimum stock level, there are concerns about fuel supply challenges at a refinery level.

"This is why the airport in consultations with the airline associations have been engaging with Chevron to make sure that they have plans in place to meet the contracted fuel obligations of their clients, the airlines, so as to ensure these stock levels are maintained and that airport operations are not adversely affected."

Chevron confirmed it was working closely with Shell, as the operator of the terminal, to bring fuel supply back to normal as quickly as possible.
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