United Airlines resumes flights to Cape Town

United Airlines (UA, Chicago O’Hare) hopes to resume normal service to Cape Town, South Africa, with its next scheduled flight from Newark there on Oct. to the Mother City, ending a temporary supply of fuel. lack.

The airline was forced to cancel its outbound flight (UA 1122) on 2 October and the return flight (UA 1123) on 3 October after the supply ship was delayed by more than a week because of bad weather. United Airlines operates a B787-9 three times a week on the route.

Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) issued a NOTAM in the early hours of October 1st (valid until October 5th) advising airlines to restrict fuel consumption in Cape Town and international airlines to schedule technical refueling stops at airports alternatives. Some airlines reportedly diverted their flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg O.R. Tambo to restock, while domestic carriers transported supplies.

According to data from Radarbox ADS-B, flights from the following airlines were impacted over the weekend: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.

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