No flight cancellations despite snow storm

The Airports Company South Africa said eight flights, destined for London, will take off as scheduled on...

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The Airports Company South Africa said eight flights, destined for <?xml:namespace prefix="st1" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"?><city w:st="on"><place w:st="on"><?xml:namespace prefix="u1"?><place u2:st="on"><city u2:st="on">London, will take off as scheduled on Monday.<?xml:namespace prefix="o" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office"?>

The British capital was brought to a virtual standstill after the worst snow storm in 18 years.

It led to hundreds of flight cancellations and a shut down of most public transportation.

Acsa’s Solomon Makgale said so far there have been no cancellations.

“There are eight flights that are leaving the country tonight, five out of OR Tambo and three out of <place w:st="on"><placename w:st="on"><place u2:st="on"><placename u2:st="on">Cape Town<placename w:st="on"><placename u2:st="on">International<placetype w:st="on"><placetype u2:st="on">Airport. We are advising passengers to contact the airlines that they booked with to check if there are any changes to the schedule.”

British Airways said it cancelled a flight from <city w:st="on"><city u2:st="on">Cape Town to <place w:st="on"><placename w:st="on"><place u2:st="on"><placename u2:st="on">Heathrow<placename w:st="on"><placename u2:st="on">International<placetype w:st="on"><placetype u2:st="on">Airport on Tuesday.

BA’s Lin Glass said Monday’s flights from <country-region w:st="on"><country-region u2:st="on">South Africa</country-region></country-region> to <city w:st="on"><place w:st="on"><city u2:st="on"><place u2:st="on">London would take off as planned but a flight to Heathrow on Tuesday was cancelled.

“The flight out of <city w:st="on">Cape Town is travelling this evening and so is <city w:st="on"><place w:st="on"><city u2:st="on"><place u2:st="on">Johannesburg. The flight that was due to leave <city w:st="on"><city u2:st="on">London for <city w:st="on"><place w:st="on"><place u2:st="on"><city u2:st="on">Cape Town before five o’clock this evening is cancelled.”