How Cape Town International Airport’s jet fuel shortage hit airlines | The Citizen

The tanker carrying jet fuel has docked at Cape Town harbour in time to avoid a dry-out but the delay has hit airlines hard, with cancelled flights, abandoned cargo and carrying more fuel than the aircraft’s paying cargo. Since it could not secure fuel at the Cape Town International Airport, the US’s United Airlines had to cancel its New York to Cape Town flight on Monday and return flight on Tuesday. The much-needed cargo on the tanker was reportedly delayed due to continued bad weather and was scheduled to arrive a week ago. On Monday afternoon the Airports Company of…

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