SAA resumes flights to the US

SAA resumes flights to the USPretoria - South African Airways (SAA) on Sunday resumed all flights from Johannesburg to Washington DC and New York City in the United States.

SAA spokesperson Tlali Tlali said flights resumed on Sunday evening after the airline received updates that adverse weather in the east coast of the US was beginning to ease off.

On Friday, the national carrier announced that it had cancelled flights to Washington DC and New York due to the bad weather associated with winter storm Jonas.

However, flight SA 208 from Washington (IAD) via Dakar (DKR) remained cancelled on Sunday while flight SA 204 from New York (JFK) to Johannesburg (JNB) on Sunday also remained cancelled.

Available: http://www.sanews.gov.za/world/saa-resumes-flights-us 

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