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Zimbabwe, South Africa ground flights in dispute over permits

Staff Writer | August 19, 2017
South African Airways took the decision to cancel all its flights for Saturday between South Africa and Zimbabwe.
South African Airways
Africa   Customers were told to contact their nearest office
The flights affected from Johannesburg to Harare are SA 022, SA 028 and SA 024. The flights affected from Harare to Johannesburg are SA 025, SA 023 and SA 029.

Customers were told on the SAA Facebook page to contact their nearest office for rebooking.

It said it would keep people updated on the status of Sunday’s flights on that route.

SAA earlier confirmed to Traveller24 that the decision to impose the restriction emanates from the requirement from Zimbabwean authorities of a Foreign Operators Permit, from the airline to continue to operate in that country. SAA operates a total of nine flights daily to three destinations in Zimbabwe.