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Limited domestic business travel to be phased in as South Africa enters alert level three on 1 June 2020

31st May 2020

Limited domestic business travel to be phased in as South Africa enters alert level three on 1 June 2020The latest speech from President Cyril Ramaphosa can be found HEREThe latest update from Minister Fikile Mbalula can be found HEREThe latest update from ASATA can be found HERELimited domestic air travel for business purposes will be allowed during risk level three, subject to restrictions on…

FCTG retail stores and campuses remain closed until further notice

28th May 2020

Flight Centre Travel Group’s retail stores and campuses will remain closed until further notice.We are working remotely until further notice and available 24/7 to support you. Contact information can be found HERELeisure domestic travel and international travel in and out of South Africa will not take place until further notice. South Africa’s borders will remain closed during alert level 3 with…

Coronavirus Travel Advice and FAQs – everything you need to know

06th May 2020

How is Flight Centre Travel Group assisting customers?We’re sure your personal travel expert has been in constant contact with you, helping you reschedule your travel arrangements.Our travel experts have been working tirelessly around the clock to interpret rapidly-changing rebooking and cancellation policies, keep abreast of global travel bans and provide customers with clear options.We would…

29th April 2020

FLIGHT CENTRE TRAVEL GROUP PREPARES FOR EVENTUAL TRAVEL REBOUND BY RIGHT-SIZING AND REFOCUSSING BUSINESSDear Valued Leisure Customer,It is indisputable that the global spread of COVID-19 has had a significant impact on many industries. Few have been as profoundly impacted as the tourism and travel sector, with government travel bans, grounded aircraft and non-essential business lockdowns…

Air Mauritius Placed Under Voluntary Administration

26th April 2020

Air Mauritius Placed Under Voluntary AdministrationJOHANNESBURG, 25 APRIL 2020 – Flight Centre Travel Group has noted that Air Mauritius has been placed under voluntary administration as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, effective 22 April 2020.We wish to assure our customers that Flight Centre has their interests top of mind and is investigating the potential impact.The world of aviation is…

SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS “SAA” UPDATE

23rd April 2020

SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS “SAA” UPDATE – 23 APRIL 2020The most recent request for a further bailout made by South African Airways “SAA” has been declined by Government. We have included a FAQ summary below to guide and assist you with any questions you may have surrounding SAA.Your dedicated Travel Expert remains available to you should you have any questions surrounding a future travel booking made…

Air Mauritius placed under voluntary administration – FAQ

22nd April 2020

Air Mauritius placed under voluntary administration – FAQIt has been announced today that Air Mauritius has been placed under voluntary administration. We will proactively communicate with our customers as soon as further information becomes available. We have included a short FAQ summary below to assist and guide you with any questions you may have at this time.Your dedicated Travel Expert…

Air Mauritius Press Release

22nd April 2020

The Board of Directors of Air Mauritius Limited met today 22nd April 2020 to take cognizance of the latest financial status of the Company in light of the recent developments worldwide relating to the COVID-19 crisis.It was noted that, in January 2020, the Board had set up a Transformation Steering Committee with a view to addressing the financial difficulties of the Company and to reviewing its…

South Africa to enter Nationwide lockdown

26th March 2020

South Africa to enter Nationwide lockdown A nationwide lockdown in South Africa will come into effect as of midnight, Thursday 26 March 2020. All international and domestic flights are prohibited, irrespective of the risk category of the country of origin. Airlines have adjusted their schedules and capacity to ensure that flights arrive and depart prior to the lockdown coming into effect. A…

South Africa – COVID-19 update

20th March 2020

France and Switzerland have been added to South Africa’s travel ban list.In a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19, South Africa has added France and Switzerland to the list of high-risk countries for which travel bans have been issued.The countries were added to a list in a travel advisory issued by the Department of International Relations & Co-operation on Tuesday (March 18). Currently,…

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