SAA cancels New York flight due to bad weather

Thursday, March 22, 2018

South African Airways (SAA) has cancelled its flight from New York to Johannesburg due to bad weather.

In a statement on Wednesday, the national carrier announced that it had cancelled its SA 204 flight from New York (JFK) to Johannesburg (JNB) scheduled for Thursday.

Wednesday’s flight from Johannesburg to New York was also cancelled due to adverse weather conditions such as snow and freezing rain aggravated by gusting winds.

“The weather conditions make it unsafe to operate flights as conditions are outside our operating limits,” said SAA spokesperson Tlali Tlali. 

The national carrier said services to and from Washington, Dulles (IAD) are currently unaffected.

It said that the Thursday flight (SA210) from Washington via Accra to Johannesburg will operate on a bigger aircraft, the Airbus A340-600.

SAA will also provide assistance to ticketed customers holding a South African Airways ticket via any SAA Call Centre, City Travel Office or Travel Agent with conditions.

Rebooking conditions that are applicable are as follows:

  • Rebook onto another South African Airways flight for a later date at no extra charge and subject to availability in the same cabin
  • Change of cabin will not be permitted
  • Rerouting is permitted with prescribed conditions
  • This policy is applicable to South African Airways flights only, issued on SA (083) ticket stock and not on separate tickets of other airlines
  • A full refund would be granted to all customers on application
  • Tickets must be re-issued on/before 29 March 2018
  • Travel must commence on/before 30 March

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