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Winter Storm Stella grounds SAA flights to America

South African Airways

JOHANNESBURG – SOUTH African Airways (SAA) has cancelled its flights to North America as a result of the Winter Storm Stella.

Affected flights are those to and from Washington, Dulles International Airport (Washington DC) operated via Accra, Kotoka International Airport,
Ghana and to and from New York, John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Tlali Tlali, SAA Spokesperson, said the company placed the safety of its customers and crew first and had therefore taken the decision to cancel
flights to and from our United States destinations for Monday and Tuesday.

“The airline will closely monitor the situation and reinstate its flight schedule once it is safe to operate,” said Tlali.

“We apologise for any inconvenience to our customers as a result of the adverse weather conditions, but assure them that we will be providing assistance to all ticketed passengers holding a South African Airways ticket.”

Winter Storm Stella is sweeping through New York with blizzard conditions.

SAA has cancelled a number of flights already this year due to adverse weather and unforeseen circumstances.

Flights to New York and Mauritius have previously been deferred due to bad weather while operations to Abuja, Nigeria have been cancelled due to
upgrades at the airport in the West African country.

– CAJ News