SAA cancels flights to Mauritius due to cyclone

South African Airways (SAA) advises customers that the airline has cancelled today’s flights between Johannesburg and Mauritius due to unfavourable weather conditions associated with tropical cyclone Calvinia in the vicinity of Mauritius.

 

The cancelled flights are: (SA operated and MK marketing)

Monday 30 December 2019:

· SA190/MK950 on 30 December 2019 from Johannesburg to Mauritius

· SA191/MK949 of 30 December 2019 from Mauritius to Johannesburg

 

SAA intends to reinstate flights on Tuesday, 31 December and will operate as follows:

Tuesday 31 December 2019:

Johannesburg to Mauritius
· SA190, 31 December from Johannesburg to Mauritius to operate as per normal schedule and will depart 09H45 (Johannesburg)

· SA3192, an additional flight added from Johannesburg to Mauritius which will depart at 08H40 (Johannesburg)

Mauritius to Johannesburg
· SA191, 31 December from Mauritius to Johannesburg to operate as per normal schedule and will depart 16H40 (Mauritius)

· SA3193, an additional flight added from Mauritius to Johannesburg which will depart at 15H35 (Mauritius)

 

“We have decided to add additional flights on Tuesday in order to accommodate as many passengers as possible who are affected by the cancellation on Monday. SAA will operate two wide bodied aircraft, an A330-200 (36 Business and 186 Economy class seats) and an A330-300 (46 Business and 203 Economy).”

“We apologise to our customers for these cancellations, which were caused by circumstances beyond our control. The Mauritius Meteorology Services notified us that they have decided to close the airspace based on the severity of the weather conditions for airlines to operate,” says Tlali Tlali SAA Spokesperson.

SAA will support any operational decision that is based on considerations of safety. SAA will continue to monitor the weather conditions in Mauritius and will advise customers accordingly.

Contact Details:

South African Airways Contact Centers

South Africa
· Johannesburg | 27 (0) 11 978 1111 or 0861 606 606

Mauritius

· Tel: +230 202 6737 / +230 603 5903

 

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