OR Tambo Airport comes alive as low-cost airlines resume flights

Flights will depart from Joburg to Cape Town and Durban throughout the day but only for business-related purposes.

FILE: OR Tambo International Airport. Picture: @ortambo_int/Twitter.

KEMPTON PARK - More airlines have resumed flights at OR Tambo International Airport on Monday morning.

Thousands of flights were cancelled and planes were grounded three months ago when President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a state of disaster.

However, under level three lockdown, limited domestic air travel is permitted but under strict conditions.

Passengers are making their way to check-in points at the airport and making sure that their luggage is secure.

Flights will depart from Joburg to Cape Town and Durban throughout the day but only for business-related purposes.

Passengers are wearing masks and adhering to the strict safety measures imposed by the airport.

For now, it’s only low-cost airlines Mango and FlySafair that have scheduled flights on the board.

Business is expected to pick up as the day goes on.

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