South African Airways (SAA) announced the immediate suspension of all international operations Friday until May 31, in response to the South African government’s coronavirus-related travel ban.
The airline also cited a “substantial decline in demand for air travel.”
Five of SAA’s international routes (Washington DC, New York JFK, London Heathrow, Frankfurt and Munich) are in countries listed as high risk in the South African government’s travel ban.
The airline’s two other international legs, Perth and Sao Paulo, will also be suspended. SAA will continue to operate its domestic and regional routes.