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South African Airways Sends Flights To London & Miami To Rescue Stranded Citizens
With borders around the world closing down, travelers find themselves scrambling for ways to get back to their respective countries. While most airlines have cut operations significantly, South African Airways is stepping up to the plate to help.
The airline recently took a trip to London to rescue more than 200 stranded South Africans and bring them back to Cape Town.
“Passengers were visibly in high spirits and excited at the prospect of finally travelling back home to reunite with their loved ones and families,” a statement by the airline’s spokesperson said.
Repatriations are permitted during the lockdown period in terms of revised regulations previously announced by Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula.
In addition to the London flight, the airline made a special trip to Miami. This is significant because South African Airways has not flown to Miami in nearly 20 years. The Airbus A350-900 landed in Miami on Sunday afternoon after departing Johannesburg with a short stopover in Dakar.
There is no word on the number of passengers on the Miami flight.