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South African Airways cancels flights as financial woes deepens

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<p>South African Airways financial crisis deepens, forcing the airline to cancel several local and international flights Tuesday.</p> <p>Eight more flights between Johannesburg and Cape Town will be cut this week. Twenty between Johannesburg and Durban, the airline said in emailed statement.</p> <p>Ten flights between Johannesburg and Munich were also canceled. </p> <p>The statement noted that ‘‘<span class="caps">SAA</span> will be reviewing further possible flight-schedule amendments over the coming days.’‘</p> <p>Placed into bankruptcy protection last month, the <span class="caps">SAA</span> is waiting for the government to fulfill a pledge to provide it with some 2 billion rand or $138 million life line. This will enable it to keep flying.</p> <p>The Ministry of Public Enterprises, which oversees the airline said it is working to raise the money.</p>

SAA will be reviewing further possible flight-schedule amendments over the coming days.

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