Airlink temporarily suspends johannesburg-mthatha route due to airport safety concernsDate: 24 Jan 2019
24 January 2019
Airlink will temporarily suspend its air services between Johannesburg and Mthatha in the Eastern Cape as a result of the downgrading of the town’s airport by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA). The suspension will be effective as from Friday 25th January.
The airport has been downgraded by the SACAA with immediate effect and as a result is unable to accommodate safe scheduled passenger air services.
“We sincerely regret the inconvenience that this service disruption will cause to our customers, but it is in the interest of the safety and well-being of our customers, crews and aircraft, which is our top priority,” explained Airlink CEO & Managing Director, Rodger Foster. He emphasized; “Airlink will work closely with the Mthatha airport management to emplace a short term interim solution in the interests of delivering continued services to our customers, such as the deployment of smaller aircraft that are able to operate safely having regard for the airports downgraded emergency services status”. A further announcement in this regard will be made on Friday morning 25th January.
Customers should contact their booking agent, SAA Reservations or Airlink Reservations on 011 451 7350 for refunds or any assistance with their confirmed reservations, as well as for updated information on flights to and from Mthatha, or visit https://www.flyairlink.com/news
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