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Nationwide Airlines suspends all flights
Wednesday, April 30, 2008 | 00:00

Nationwide Airlines has suspended all flights, both local and international, as of 29 April 2008. A statement issued by the airline read as follows:
“On the 7th November 2007, Nationwide Airlines experienced an engine separation from a Boeing 737-200 on departure from Cape Town.

  • Subsequent to this a protracted grounding of our fleet was mandated by the South African Civil Aviation Authority.
  • In the months of December and January we resumed operations and attained a gradual recovery of the business however in the months of March and April we faced a 30% increase in fuel costs coupled with a decrease in passenger load factors.
  • Throughout this period we continued to work towards securing investment by a black empowerment consortium which unfortunately has not come to fruition.
  • Our cash-flow has become critical and as a result have decided to voluntarily cease all flight operations until further notice.
  • We apologize to our loyal customers for any and all inconveniences experienced.”

Our advice to all passengers booked on Nationwide Airlines is that they should make alternative travel arrangements. In the interim, we will have to wait for further information from Nationwide on the next steps. ACSA fully understands passenger frustrations, particularly those who do not have the ability to make alternative travel arrangements. We, however, remain committed to keeping you informed about the situation within the boundaries of our capacity as the airports management company.
Furthermore, Nationwide Airlines have informed ACSA that they are currently in discussions to urgently resolve the way forward and will inform passengers what process they are going to follow in managing reimbursements for cancelled flights. 
We will capture your email address and as soon as we have further information from Nationwide, we will communicate with you. If you are a passenger booked on Nationwide, please provide us with the following information by e-mailing nationwide@acsa.co.za:

  • Customer name and surname 
  • Date of travel 
  • Flight number 
  • Contact details 
    • Mobile/cellular number 
    • Email address

Please note that all passengers information collected will be forwarded to Nationwide in order for them to respond to your queries directly.
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