The jet fuel crisis at Cape Town International Airport has stabilised after talks between fuel suppliers and airlines continued late into Friday night.
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Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) said that the impact on flights would likely be minimal but advised travellers to check flight schedules for any updates.
According to News24, a major fuel supplier has also indicated that production of Jet A1, a type of fuel, has improved over the past 24 hours.
On Saturday, ACSA revealed that airlines have been asked to make contingency plans and talk to suppliers to plan around the shortages.
“Airports Company South Africa can confirm that discussions were held with fuel suppliers and airlines until late last night (Friday, 3 March 2023), when airlines were given their allocation of JET for the next few days.”
“Given the reduction in supply, a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) was published at 5 am this morning to request airlines to engage their suppliers and to limit uplift where required. Our fuel suppliers are closely engaging impacted airlines to reduce operational impact.”
ACSA has committed to ensuring there is enough fuel stock to prevent service interruptions. They are monitoring the delivery rates of Jet A1 fuel to the airport.
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