The joint Business Rescue Practitioners (BRPs) of South African Airways (SAA) today announced measures to conserve cash and support the airline’s transformation.

These measures include changes to the route network, deployment of more fuel-efficient aircraft, changing of organisational structures and renegotiation of contracts with suppliers.

The initiatives we are taking now will strengthen SAA’s business. We believe that this should provide reassurance to our loyal customers that SAA is moving in the right direction. We are focused on our mandate to restore SAA’s commercial health and create an airline that South Africans will be proud of.

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Changes to SAA’s Network

SAA will continue to operate international services between Johannesburg and Frankfurt, London Heathrow, New York, Perth and Washington via Accra.

Regional services to be retained include from Johannesburg to Blantyre, Dar es Salaam, Harare, Kinshasa, Lagos, Lilongwe, Lusaka, Maputo, Mauritius, Nairobi, Victoria Falls, Livingston and Windhoek.

On 29th February 2020, SAA will close regional and international services from Johannesburg to Abidjan via Accra, Entebbe, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Luanda, Munich, Ndola, and Sao Paulo.

On the domestic route network, SAA will continue to serve Cape Town on a reduced basis.

All other domestic destinations, including Durban, East London and Port Elizabeth, will cease to be operated by SAA on 29th February 2020.

Domestic routes operated by Mango will not be affected by the changes.

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All customers booked on any cancelled international, and regional, routes will receive a full refund. Customers booked on cancelled domestic flights will be re-accommodated on services operated by Mango.

The flight schedule for February remains unchanged. Please consult this website for further information.

The list of routes that have been ceased and those that have been retained by South African Airways are listed below.

 SAA Ceased RoutesSAA Retained Routes
InternationalHong KongNew York
 Sao PauloWashington via Acc
 GuangzhouPerth
 MunichFrankfurt
  London
RegionalLuandaVictoria Falls
 EntebbeLivingston
 Abidjan via AccraLagos
 NdolaMaputo
  Harare
  Lusaka
  Lilongwe
  Windhoek
  Kinshasa
  Nairobi
  Dar es Salaam
  Mauritius
DomesticDurbanCape Town
 Port Elizabeth 
 East London 

South African Airways Flight Cancellations on Select Routes for February 2020:

Johannesburg (JNB) – Durban (DUR)

SA575                  Depart 19:00      Arrive 20:05       Dates: 01, 05, 06, 08, 13 February

SA575                  Depart 18:30      Arrive 19:35       Dates: 07 February

SA527                  Depart 06:30      Arrive 07:35       Dates: 21 February

Durban (DUR) – Johannesburg (JNB)

SA528                  Depart 06:30      Arrive 07:35       Dates: 02, 06, 07, 09, 14, 21 February

SA580                  Depart 20:05      Arrive 21:10       Dates: 07 February

Johannesburg (JNB) – Cape Town (CPT)

SA353                  Depart 16:00      Arrive 18:05       Dates: 03, 04, 11,  17, 24 February

SA313                  Depart 08:50      Arrive 10:55       Dates: 04, 11, 25 February

SA303                  Depart 05:30      Arrive 07:35       Dates: 05, 13, 17, 26 February

Cape Town (CPT) – Johannesburg (JNB)

SA366                  Depart 18:50      Arrive 20:45       Dates: 03, 04, 11, 17, 24 February

SA326                  Depart 11:35      Arrive 13:30       Dates: 04, 11, 25 February

SA316                  Depart 08:20      Arrive 10:15       Dates: 05, 13, 17, 26 February

Johannesburg (JNB) – East London (ELS)

SA477                  Depart 1855      Arrive 2020       Dates: 05, 06, 12, 19, 26 February

East London (ELS) – Johannesburg (JNB)  

SA472                  Depart 06:30      Arrive 07:55       Dates: 06, 07, 13, 20, 27 February

Johannesburg (JNB) – Livingstone (LVI)

SA048                  Depart 10:40      Arrive 12:20       Dates: 01, 05, 08, 10, 11, 15, 18, 19, 26, 27 February

Livingstone (LVI) – Johannesburg (JNB)

SA049                  Depart 13:00      Arrive 14:40       Dates: 01, 05, 08, 10, 11, 15, 18, 19, 26, 27 February

Johannesburg (JNB) – Kinshasa (FIH)

SA050                  Depart 10:10      Arrive 12:55       Dates: 03 February

Kinshasa (FIH) – Johannesburg (JNB)

SA051                  Depart 13:45      Arrive 18:30       Dates: 03 February

Johannesburg (JNB) – Dar Es Salaam (DAR)

SA188                  Depart 13:35      Arrive 17:55       Dates: 03, 10, 17 February

Dar Es Salaam (DAR) – Johannesburg (JNB)

SA189                  Depart 06:00      Arrive 08:30       Dates: 04, 11, 18 February

Johannesburg (JNB) – Nairobi (NBO)

SA180                  Depart 15:30      Arrive 20:30       Dates: 01, 08, 22 February

Nairobi (NBO) – Johannesburg (JNB)

SA181                  Depart 08:35      Arrive 11:40       Dates: 02, 09, 23 February

Johannesburg (JNB) – Windhoek (WDH)

SA074                  Depart 09:50      Arrive 11:45       Dates: 06 February

SA076                  Depart 14:30      Arrive 16:25       Dates:  05, 12, 19, 26 February

Windhoek (WDH) – Johannesburg (JNB)

SA075                  Depart 12:35      Arrive 14:20       Dates: 06 February

SA077                  Depart 17:15      Arrive 19:00       Dates: 05, 12, 19, 26 February

Johannesburg (JNB) – Accra (ACC) – Washington (IAD)

SA209                    Depart 18:05      Arrive 22:05/Depart 23:20            Arrive 06:00        Dates: 16, 18 February

Washington (IAD) – Accra (ACC) – Johannesburg (JNB)

SA210                    Depart 17:40      Arrive 08:35/Depart 09:35            Arrive 17:25        Dates: 17, 19 February

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