South Africa flights


Singapore Airlines is closely monitoring the movement of ash clouds from the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano in Chile. The latest forecast show that volcanic ash clouds are moving towards continental Africa, and is likely to affect airspace over Cape Town.

As a result, SQ478 (Singapore – Johannesburg – Cape Town) on 19 June, which departed Singapore at 0210hrs (Singapore time), will not be operating the Johannesburg – Cape Town sector.

The returning flight SQ479, originally scheduled to depart Cape Town on 19 June at 1135hrs (Cape Town time), will now only operate the Johannesburg - Singapore sector. The departure time from Johannesburg remains unchanged at 1435hrs on 19 June.

Singapore Airlines will make alternative travel arrangements for affected customers. Customers are advised however that the situation remains fluid and delays to such arrangements being finalised are expected.

At this time, all other South Africa flights are operating. Customers travelling to and from South Africa are advised to check this alert regularly for updates.



Last updated 19 June 2011, 1100hrs (+8 GMT)