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Operations back to normal at OR Tambo Airport after weather causes diversions

Airport management says severe mist in the area is making it difficult for landing.

FILE: A South African Airways flight takes off as another one is parked in a bay on the tarmac at OR Tambo International airport in Johannesburg. Picture: AFP

JOHANNESBURG - Seventeen flights set to land at OR Tambo International Airport this morning have been diverted due to severe weather conditions.

Airport management says severe mist in the area is making it difficult for landing.

The airport's Leigh Gunkel-Keuler says the weather is now improving and operations are back to normal.

"We had 17 flights diverted from OR Tambo International Airport. I can now confirm, however, that due to the improvement in the weather, flights are departing as scheduled."

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