You: What’s this gist I’m hearing about South African Airways 🇿🇦
Me: From March 31st, South Africa Airways will no longer serve Abidjan via Accra (Ghana), Entebbe (Uganda), Guangzhou (China), Hong Kong, Luanda (Angola), Munich (Germany), Ndola (Zambia), and Sao Paulo (Brazil).
You: Why 😱
Me: The airline will stop these eight international routes from Johannesburg, as the airline undergoes a business restructuring aimed at easing its financial woes.
You: How about the domestic routes?
Me: Oh well, it will continue to serve Cape Town from Johannesburg on a reduced basis, but will end all other destinations, including Durban, East London and Port Elizabeth.
However, domestic routes operated by its low-cost subsidiary Mango will not be affected. Customers booked on cancelled flights will receive a full refund, or be re-accommodated on services operated by Mango.
Me: International services between Johannesburg and Frankfurt, London Heathrow, New York, Perth and Washington via Accra will be retained.
Finally, regional services from Johannesburg to Blantyre, Dar es Salaam, Harare, Kinshasa, Lagos, Lilongwe, Lusaka, Maputo, Mauritius, Nairobi, Victoria Falls, Livingston and Windhoek will continue.