8 February 2017

SA/Mauritius: Bad weather affects flights to Mauritius

Please note that this article has been updated since it was first published.

South African Airways and Air Mauritius have today, February 7, rescheduled certain flights due to weather conditions associated with Cyclone Carlos.

SAA Spokesperson, Tlali Tlali told TAM: “The weather conditions in Mauritius are still out of operating limits for SAA to resume its services. This means, SAA has cancelled flights between the two countries for today. We are optimistic that we should be able to commence our operations from tomorrow and will make every effort to accommodate passengers who could not travel due to cancellations.”

Air Mauritius’s flights to Mauritius that will be delayed today include flight MK7053 from London, MK7047, MK1045 from Charles de Gaulle, MK687 from Beijing, Mk689 from Shanghai, MK641 from Hong Kong and MK749 from Mumbai.

Flights to Mauritius that will be rescheduled today include flight MK1851 to Johannesburg. On Wednesday MK682 to Chengdu, MK1034 to Charles de Gaulle MK1288 to Antananarivo and MK746 to Bangalore/Chennai. Flight MK3034 to Charles de Gaulle will be rescheduled on Thursday.

Travellers are advised to check SAA and Air Mauritius’s website for all flight updates and or flight cancellations.

Air Mauritius says its contact centre is available round the clock to inform agents and their customers of flight disruptions and amended operating schedules.

All ticketed passengers holding a South African Airways ticket affected by yesterday’s cancellation will be provided assistance via the SAA call centre, City Travel Office or dedicated travel agent. The following conditions apply:

  • Passengers may rebook on another SAA flight for a later date at no extra charge and subject to availability of the same booking class;
  • Change of cabin will not be permitted;
  • Change of routing will not be permitted;
  • This policy is applicable to SAA flights only, issued on SA (083) ticket stock and not on separate tickets of other airlines;
  • Tickets must be re-issued on/before 10 February 2017;
  • Travel must commence on/before 13 February 2017.

SAA flies to Mauritius daily, with two flights on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.