The shortage of jet fuel at Cape Town International Airport could disrupt the schedule of airlines and force them into refuelling detours, potentially increasing their costs at a time when the aviation and tourism industries are showing strong signs of recovery after Covid-19.

The Airports Company SA (Acsa), which runs SA’s airports, announced on Monday that it had issued a notice requesting airlines to limit refuelling at the Cape Town International Airport due to dwindling supplies. The airport is the primary international facility serving Cape Town, one of SA’s main tourism hubs. ..

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