MORE CONFUSION AMIDST SA EXPRESS CANCELLATIONS

SA Express says it is working with key stakeholders to ensure a speedy resolution of the challenges that have affected its operations.
 
A spokesperson for the airline says information regarding the cancellation of flights on Wednesday morning and the re-commencement of those flights later in the afternoon “had been released based on the understanding that the operational challenges that the airline had faced earlier in the day had been resolved”.
 
“A meeting was held on August 28 between Acsa and SA Express, facilitated by the Department of Transport and the Department of Public Enterprises in which a resolution was taken that the withdrawal of services by Acsa be lifted pursuant to SA Express meeting prescribed conditions,” the spokesperson said.
 
“These conditions were subsequently met, hence the SA Express communication that flights would be resumed on August 28 at 16h00,” the spokesperson added.
 
The statement says Acsa reneged on the agreements reached and Acsa has referred the matter to its board on the morning of August 29 to recommend a way forward.
 
SA Express has reportedly cancelled its Johannesburg-Lubumbashi flight today.
 
The CAA has confirmed to Travel & Meetings Buyer that the airline has not been grounded. The airline cited ‘operational reasons’ as the cause for flight cancellations.
 
The airline says that further updates will be provided as new information emerges.

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