The Minister of Transport has been briefed by the Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA) Management on flight delays experienced at OR Tambo International Airport this morning.
The ACSA confirmed to the Minister that the airport has enought fuel and does not have fuel shortage. The challenge was a technical faul experiencing from the fuel shortage facility to the main hydrant systems; this impacting on refuelling aircrafts.
This matter has since been resolved by technicians who are on-site monitoriing the situtation with flights expected to return to normal scheduling.
Minister Fikile Mbalula extends sincere apologies to travellers who were inconvenienced by this situtation on their commute.
Minister Mbalula has also urged ACSA Management to be more proactive on their communications when such incidents occur which inconvenience travellers.
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Republic of South Africa: Department of Transport.