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Airports Company South Africa prepared for expected storm in Western Cape

Posted 6 June 2017 · Add Comment

Airports Company South Africa has put a number of plans in place ahead of the storm expected to hit the Western Cape this evening (Tuesday 6 June) and tomorrow.

Airports in centres that are expected to bear the brunt of the storm such as Cape Town, George, East London and Port Elizabeth have completed a host of preparations that include ensuring that heavy equipment on the airside is appropriately secured, that storm water channels are clear to avoid floods and making sure that key staff are on standby to respond to possible spills, leaks or flooding.   

In addition, Airports Company South Africa has warned that in the event of flight delays at one airport there could be a knock-on effect at other airports across the country.   

Passengers are advised to stay in touch with their respective airlines for updates on possible delays and rescheduled flights. No flights have so far been delayed or cancelled. 

Weather delays are fundamentally a matter of safety and airport operations will always defer to the judgment of the Air Traffic Navigation Services when flights need to be delayed or cancelled. Airports are prepared and equipped to deal with the possible impact of the storm. Airports Company South Africa will continue to do all it can to minimise disruption and to keep the passenger experience as efficient and comfortable as possible

 

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