Published on : Monday, December 18, 2017
South African Airways (SAA) advises all customers that due to late notification of the strike activity affecting Air Traffic Control at Blaise Diagne DIASS International Airport Dakar (DSS), Senegal, its flight, SA207 changed its routing.
“Flight SA207 operated as per normal from Johannesburg on Thursday evening and departed at approximately 19h00 (local time) to Washing DC via Dakar, Senegal. Four hours into the flight, SAA received a notification (NOTAM) from the Senegalese authorities about the strike action and that caused us to change our flight path and reroute the flight to Banjul, The Gambia,” said SAA spokesperson, Tlali Tlali.
The flight later operated to Accra, Ghana and landed at 07h45 UTC (09h45 SA time).
“We activated our irregular operations procedures to assist passengers impacted by the diversion. This refers to passengers who were on the flight travelling to Dakar and those who were due to connect in Dakar for onward travel to Washington DC,” explained Tlali.
The flight is now on its way to Washington DC and is expected to arrive in Washington DC at 21h40 UTC after experiencing a delay of about 10 hours.