March 18, 2020 / 8:29 AM / 14 days ago

South African Airways cancels 162 flights due to coronavirus

JOHANNESBURG, March 18 (Reuters) - South African Airways (SAA) said on Wednesday that it had cancelled 162 international and regional flights until the end of this month due to low demand and restrictions linked to the coronavirus.

SAA is under a form of bankruptcy protection and battling for its survival. President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday announced travel bans affecting several countries where SAA flies, including the United States, Britain and Germany. (Reporting by Alexander Winning Editing by Tim Cocks)

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