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South African Airways suspends all international flights

South African Airways (SAA) has announced that it will immediately suspend all international operations until May 31, 2020, in response to a government travel ban aimed at stopping the transmission of COVID-19.

Following the declaration of the State of Disaster after the outbreak of COVID-19 in South Africa, the government announced a travel ban and issued regulations, which introduced certain measures aimed at combatting the spread or transmission of the virus.

“In support of efforts by government to deal with this pandemic, and in the best interests of our crew, passengers and the public, we have decided to suspend all international flights until 31 May 2020. It is all our responsibility, not just government, to curb further transmission of the virus. In addition, the increasing risks to our crew of contracting the virus including the possibility of being trapped in foreign destinations as a consequence of increasing travel bans cannot be ignored,” said SAA acting CEO, Zuks Ramasia.

SAA will provide regular and timely updates through media statements, its official channels and through its travel trade partners.

Visit www.flysaa.com for further updates.


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