South African Airways has cancelled flights between Johannesburg and Mauritius from Monday because of Cyclone Berguitta.

The flights affected are SA 190, SA 191, SA 192 and SA 193.

SAA says flights will resume as soon as the island’s main airport is re-opened.

Affected passengers are urged to contact the airline’s call centre.

SAA spokesperson, Tlali Tlali  says, “We have taken this decision based on the safety of our passengers and our crew. We would like to apologise to our passengers for the inconvenience that has been caused by this cancellation. We are monitoring the situation. We are constantly liasing with the Mauritian authorities and as soon as the weather clears we will resume our flights to both the destinations that is to Mauritius as well as to Johannnesburg out of Mauritius.”