Many South Africans stuck abroad are desperate to get back home. South African Airways is undertaking repatriation flights to reunite people with their families and loved ones. SAA spokesperson Tlali Tlali said seven flights are scheduled to repatriate South Africans in Germany and United States. COVID-19: SAA to provide repatriation charter flights
SAA received a lot of inquiries from foreign governments who were requesting us to provide a service in the form repatriation of foreign nationals to their respective home countries,” said Tlali Tlali.
He said SAA has operated 18 passenger flights all over the world and two charter flights. Meanwhile, SAA is still operating its cargo department. To date, we have been able to transport a total of 334,000 kilograms of cargo and receive 184,000 kilograms cargo that was inbound. This morning there was yet another arrival of cargo that arrived from China that was bringing a number of supplies, including pharmaceutical supplies, medical supplies as well as COVID-19 test kits,” said Tlali Tlali.
Welcome home! SA2259 from Lagos to Johannesburg touched down this morning at approximately 00:30 carrying more than 120 South Africans who were stranded in Nigeria. SAA is proud to have been of assistance during this difficult time. #bringingyouhome #COVID19 #FlySAA pic.twitter.com/87eNUCqUw7
— SAA – South Africa (@flysaa) April 13, 2020
SAA is operating a repatriation flights bringing South Africans who are stranded in Miami during the COVID-19 lockdown. Our A350-900 will land in Miami on Sunday afternoon 12 April, 2020. SA 4211 departed Johannesburg, with a stopover in Dakar. #bringingyouhome #COVID19 #FlySAA pic.twitter.com/vlmatR5apW
— SAA – South Africa (@flysaa) April 12, 2020
In other news – DJ Tira says prayer will get Mzansi through lockdown
As the nation celebrates Easter in lockdown, DJ Tira believes that people should pray and have faith – as well as adhere to the guidelines set out to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
We need to pray harder than before and ask God for his intervention and mercy during this difficult time. God is angry and he can change the situation if we humble ourselves and pray earnestly. Only God can bring a change through this difficult time”, said Tira Read more