Sadly the news today is that Malaysian Airlines will be suspending their 3 weekly flights to Johannesburg as from 31 January 2012.
Effective 2 February the airline will no longer fly into/out of South Africa.
But all is not lost as at Flight Centre we have a range of alternate airlines to fill this gap and ensure that those clients who are booked to fly on Malaysian Airlines after 31 January will not be affected. I spoke to the general manager for product and marketing, Liane Cowan, who assured me that every client will be taken care of and re-booked on an airline servicing the route they were scheduled to be on.
“We will be notifying all our clients that are affected by this development and we will make suitable arrangements for their travel on other carriers,” said Ms Liane Cowan, marketing and product general manager.
Clients affected by this suspension will be rerouted on an airline that will service the routes previously looked after by Malaysian Airlines. These airlines include Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, SAA, Qantas and Air Mauritius.
The flight experts at Flight Centre stores country wide will be on hand to assist all passengers to re-book.