South African Airways (SAA) has announced recovery plans that entail replacement capacity with partner airlines to support South African Express passengers. This comes after the suspension of SA Express operations by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) on Thursday, 24 May 2018.
SAA will accept all tickets connecting to/from South African Airways network (083) ticket stock issued for travel on the suspended services of SA Express on an involuntary reroute basis. Passengers affected will be re-accommodated on other available services of SAA, Mango or Airlink.
Between SAA, Airlink and Mango additional flights have been scheduled to assist stranded passengers. Kindly refer to Flysaa.com and GDS’s for the latest updates.
All passengers that have not been ticketed will be re-booked on alternative flights. All fare types may be rebooked via other SAA, Mango or Airlink gateways at the applicable fare level. Additional expenses for un-ticketed passengers (for example additional Taxes, Hotel accommodation and any other travelling expenses to get to the final destination will be at own cost of the passenger.)
All tickets issued on SAX flights purchased on/before 24 May 2018 for travel on/after 24 May 2018, will be re-accommodated onto alternative flights operated by SAA, Mango or Airlink without penalty or additional charges, subject to the following conditions:
Please note that SA Express is only responsible for passengers who are holding through fares or one ticket onto their end destination, if a passenger has purchased separate tickets to/from the SAX gateway point, SAX is not responsible for these tickets.
A) Individual passengers, Voyager Redemption and groups ticketed
B) Voyager Redemption tickets
C) Other conditions:
Where passengers do not wish to travel as originally ticketed, travel agents can process full refunds via BSP link and use AUTH code 17144 SAX GROUNDING.
Please mention the Flight number and original date of travel.
Changes to documents required for minors younger than 18 years, traveling to/from South Africa.
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