SAA to cancel low-demand flights

The carrier said that it had come to this decision after scrutinising its current forward bookings for the month of February as it tried ensure that it was running efficient flights.

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JOHANNESBURG - South African Airways (SAA) has once again cancelled dozens of local and international flights for the month of February.

The airline made the announcement on Thursday afternoon, saying it was doing so to cut costs and save money.

Last week, the national carrier cancelled 38 domestic and international flights between 20 and 24 of this month.

Spokesperson Tlali Tladi said that they cancelled the flights for next month because of low demand.

The flights include the ones between Johannesburg and Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town and Johannesburg and East London.

Selected flights to and from Washington DC, Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Windhoek and Accra have also been cancelled.

Tlali said that the affected customers had been notified.

"South African Airways has announced selected flight cancellations for the period commencing from 1 February until 29 February 2020. Notwithstanding the funding received, which was announced earlier this week, SAA remains committed to preserving cash and improving on its efficiencies."