SA lockdown: Airlines struggle to stay airborne

There are no planes in sight on what would normally be a busy and noisy runway. This is the impact travel restrictions under Level 4 lockdown are having on Lanseria Airport. eNCA's Nkosazana Dambuza reports. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - If you’ve booked a flight in or out of Gauteng, double-check your flight details.

Some airlines have grounded their flights.  

READ: COVID-19 | Gauteng travel for leisure prohibited for 14 days

The airlines say the third wave of Covid-19 and Level 4 lockdown restrictions prohibiting leisure travel have dealt their business operations a huge blow.  

Comair -- which operates and British Airways -- has temporarily suspended all its scheduled flights for the next three weeks.

This is effective from 5 July.  

READ: Comair back in business

Lyft airline has also grounded its flights until August. 

FlySafair is fighting to stay in business, opting to change scheduled flights instead. 

* eNCA's Nkosazana Dambuza reports.




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