South African Airways Cancels Flights Due to Crew Strike
South African Airways (SAA) has advised its customers that it is experiencing operational delays and flight cancellations due to industrial action by members of its cabin crew.
The strike action follows a notice of industrial action by one of the labour unions representing its cabin crew members, the South African Cabin Crew Association (SACCA).
The airline said the required number of cabin crew members are currently not available to enable it operate all of its scheduled flights.
As at yesterday, 32 flights were cancelled in total which included 28 domestic, three regional and one international flight.
SAA said it regrets the inconvenience to its customers and promised to facilitate the accommodation of its passengers on later flights or on partner flights in conjunction with its partners.
South African Cabin Crew Association (SACCA), on Wednesday went into a labour strike due to the refusal of the airline to increase their meal allowance from $131 to $170.