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South African Airways Cancels Multiple Flights to Save Cash

The South African Airways (SAA) has canceled some flights between JNB and MUC and will re-accommodate passengers between JNB, FRA and LHR
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South African Airways (SAA) has cancelled some domestic and international flights to save cash. Some of its flights from Johannesburg to the South African cities of Cape Town and Durban, and the direct flight to Munich, Germany, were among those cancelled.

In the statement, the company mentioned that, "On the international network, SAA is cancelling selected services between Johannesburg (JNB) and Munich (MUC). SAA will re-accommodate passengers on its services between Johannesburg (JNB) and Frankfurt (FRA) as well as London Heathrow (LHR). Some passengers travelling to Munich, and others travelling via Munich to other destinations, will be re-accommodated for some of their journey on partner airlines in the Star Alliance to minimise delays."

Last month, the airline entered bankruptcy protection.

"These decisions are in line with SAA’s usual policy of reviewing flights and consolidating services with low demand. Furthermore, during the current process of Business Rescue, these cancellations represent a responsible strategy to conserve cash and optimise the airline’s position ahead of any further capital investment," SAA said in the same press statement.

It said it will be reviewing further "possible flight schedule amendments" over the coming days.

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