South African Airways (SAA) has announced that it has cancelled today’s flights (Mon 30 December 2019) between Johannesburg and Mauritius due to unfavourable weather conditions associated with tropical cyclone Calvinia which is currently in the vicinity of Mauritius.
But holidaymakers need not despair. There will be extra flights tomorrow for those travellers who are no longer able to fly to the beautiful island destination today.
“We have decided to add additional flights on Tuesday in order to accommodate as many passengers as possible who are affected by the cancellation on Monday,” SAA said in a media statement on Monday.
“We apologise to our customers for these cancellations, which were caused by circumstances beyond our control.
“The Mauritius Meteorology Services notified us that they have decided to close the airspace based on the severity of the weather conditions for airlines to operate,” says Tlali Tlali SAA Spokesperson.
SAA will continue to monitor the weather conditions in Mauritius and will advise customers accordingly.
The cancelled flights are: (SA operated and MK marketing)
• SA190/MK950 on 30 December 2019 from Johannesburg to Mauritius
• SA191/MK949 of 30 December 2019 from Mauritius to Johannesburg
SAA says it intends to reinstate flights on Tuesday, 31 December and will operate as follows:
Tuesday, 31 December 2019
Johannesburg to Mauritius
• SA190, 31 December from Johannesburg to Mauritius to operate as per normal schedule and will depart 09H45 (Johannesburg)
• SA3192, an additional flight added from Johannesburg to Mauritius which will depart at 08H40 (Johannesburg)
Mauritius to Johannesburg
• SA191, 31 December from Mauritius to Johannesburg to operate as per normal schedule and will depart 16H40 (Mauritius)
• SA3193, an additional flight added from Mauritius to Johannesburg which will depart at 15H35 (Mauritius)
SAA Contact Details:
South African Airways Contact Centres
• Johannesburg | 27 (0) 11 978 1111 or 0861 606 606
• Tel: +230 202 6737 / +230 603 5903
🌀🇲🇺 AFRICA: SEVERE TROPICAL STORM gaining strength in the Indian Ocean and is likely to become #CycloneCalvinia, as it moves towards #Mauritius. Airport, stock exchange & most businesses closed. 🇿🇦 unaffected | 📸EUMETSAT pic.twitter.com/sV3tO9O93Z
— Gauteng Weather (@tWeatherSA) December 30, 2019
— Vanessa McGeown (@vanessamcgeown) December 30, 2019
A Cyclone warning Class 3 is in force in Mauritius, be cautious don't go outside, as it can be dangerous with the heavy rainfall and wind 😌😌😌 please be safe pic.twitter.com/qqZqhPA2Zz
— Mauritius Island (@MauritiusGuide) December 30, 2019
Mauritius two weeks ago:
— Louise (@loopyloopf1) December 30, 2019