South African Airways was stopped by the SA Civil Aviation Authority from flying to Brussels on Sunday to fetch the first batch of the Johnson and Johnson vaccines. eNCA’s Heidi Giokos reports. Courtesy of #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG – South African Airways (SAA) was unable to fly to Brussels on Sunday to fetch the first batch of the Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

The decision is reportedly due to the risk measures not being adequate enough or acceptable with global aviation standards.

TUI charter flights flew the vaccine into the country late on Tuesday night.

 

The main concern that the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) had, and which led to a series of discussions with SAA, was in relation to the recency of the national carrier’s flight deck crew.

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