South African Airways (SAA) has revealed that it “may operate an amended flight schedule” following a decision to recall some of its aircraft to undertake compliance verification in line with the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) requirements.
The decision to recall the aircraft follows an oversight inspection conducted by SACAA at SAA’s maintenance subsidiary, SAAT.
“Some of the flights will operate later than usual, and SAA has implemented its contingency plans to ensure business continuity," the airline company revealed.
The airline also revealed that there were four domestic flight cancellations.
SAA maintains that the inspection conducted by SACAA “was in accordance with its regulations and a necessary exercise to ensure compliance and safety.”
Meanwhile Comair released a statement that revealed the “affected aircraft may not be flown until the necessary corrective action has been carried out.”
The statement added: “Comair aims to minimise any disruption to its operations. We will keep our customers updated. We do apologise to our customers for any inconvenience to their travel plans and appreciate their support. We are working closely with SAAT to rectify the findings and getting our flights back on schedule as soon as possible."
Customers can check their latest flight status on the ba.com and kulula.com websites.