South African Airways (SAA) has announced that its also suspending all its regional flights until the 31st of May after cancelling all its international operations on Thursday. Routes to be affected are: Accra, Lusaka, Harare, Victoria Falls, Windhoek, Lagos, Entebbe and Mauritius.

The struggling airline says this is in support of government’s travel ban aimed at curbing the transmission of the coronavirus.

It says due to the situation its regional flights are no longer commercially viable since SAA is a network carrier.

The state-owned carrier will now only render services on its domestic route between Johannesburg and Cape Town.