South Africa: Special Flights to Eastern Cape for Mourners

South African Airways (SAA) says it will provide air transport services to ferry mourners who have been invited to attend the funeral of late former President Nelson Mandela in the Eastern Cape.

"After consultation with South African government, SAA has put a special air transport service in place in order to facilitate the movement of mourners to the Eastern Cape who will attend the funeral of former President Mandela," said SAA in a statement.

The special air transport service will cater for the mourners who have been invited to attend the funeral and it will also be available on the return leg of their travel. The service will be in addition to existing daily operations to the Eastern Cape. SAA currently has flights to East London and Port Elizabeth daily.

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