South African Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula has announced the reopening of four more domestic airports with immediate effect.
The announcement on Tuesday afternoon: “Air travel is crucial to our efforts to gradually resume economic activity. In re-opening our airspace, we have put protocols in place to determine the state of readiness for our airports to resume operations in a phased manner,” she said.
The four airports are Mthatha Airport in the Easter Cape, Hoedspruit Airport and Phalaborwa Airport in Limpopo Province and Margate Airport in KwaZulu-Natal.
The South African Department of Transport added, “We are happy to announce that in addition to the 14 airports already permitted to operate, 4 more airports have been given the green light to resume operations.”
South Africa in mid-August 2020 resumed leisure domestic traveling allowing people to travel around the country without restrictions. Airlines have started announcing resumption of services to some of these destinations, improving connectivity within South Africa.
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