South African Airways cancels weekend flights

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South African Airways SAA has cancelled all domestic and international flights scheduled for Friday and Saturday ahead of a planned workers’ strike.

The airline in a statement apologised to its customers and advised them not to travel to the airports unless they re-booked and were issued with a new itinerary.

The airline said that flights operated on partner airlines, “including SA Express, Mango, SA Airlink and all codeshare partners” would not be affected.

The South African Cabin Crew Association and National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa in a press conference on Wednesday announced that the airline staff would go on strike starting Friday.

The workers are protesting against the plan announced by SAA to cut more than 900 jobs in order to curb losses.

Dominica Nwabufo