South African Airways (SAA) advises customers that we have been notified of the closure of the main runway at the Blantyre airport (Chileka International Airport) in Malawi. The main runway will be closed between 24 April through to 30 August 2019. It is anticipated that the runway will be open from the 1st of September 2019.
Subsequently SAA’s own operation has been cancelled due to the limitations of the secondary runway. This runway has a restriction in the weight allowed to land which will affect the amount of seats available.
Our contingency plans to use SA Express’ smaller gauge aircraft to continue with SAA’s schedule obligations has changed and future JNB-BLZ-JNB operations (within the period of the runway closure) will be cancelled and passengers will be re-accommodated via LLW.
SAA’s scheduled daily operation between Johannesburg and Lilongwe is not affected and will be used to assist in re-accommodating our passengers. Passengers can be rebooked by the booking owner between LLW and BLZ on ET in the lowest available booking classes.
With regards to our Business class passengers, our LLW operation will have a Business cabin available subject to demand and where available can be rebooked by the booking owner.
All passengers that have not been ticketed will be rebooked onto the next available flight.
Rebooking Conditions Applicable:
(The below will only be applicable to Voyager Redemptions booked in I and X/class. Dynamic Redemptions are handled as per above revenue procedure)
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