Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has expressed his confidence that the aviation industry and the country’s airports are ready to reopen and will adhere to all COVID-19 regulations and directives.
“These regulations and directives are there for the protection of all people and we expect absolute compliance,” said Mbalula.
“I am confident that our airports will play a central role in reigniting the economy, reconnecting our economic hubs,”
On Wednesday Minister Mbalula visited the O.R Tambo International Airport, where he conducted an inspection into the airport’s adherence to lockdown regulations and directions.
While OR Tambo and Cape Town International Airports have been approved, Minister Mbalula says the airlines, including charters, have submitted their procedures and these are being reviewed by SACAA.