Cape Town - South African passengers flying to the northern parts of Europe can expect cancellations or delays in their flight schedule as ash from a volcano in Iceland has closed airspace in that region.
Although details are still sketchy, South African Airlines with European routes are expected to cancel flights affected by a four-hour restriction from 11:00 GMT until at least 17:00 GMT.
According to Airports Company South Africa's Deidre Hendricks at least one SAA evening flight to London has been confirmed as cancelled.
British Airways' Stephen Forbes said Thursday evening’s flights out of London to South Africa BA55, 57 (Johannesburg) and BA59 (Cape Town) were cancelled.
"We still do not have confirmation whether this evening’s departures from South Africa will operate," he said.
Forbes said customers booked to travel on a cancelled flight can claim a full refund or rebook their flight for a later date and encouraged them to check their flight details on ba.com.
He confirmed reports that British Airways in the UK had cancelled all flights until Friday morning at the earliest.