Fuel or storage? Reason for flight delays at OR Tambo airport

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Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) has confirmed that O.R Tambo airport is experiencing challenges with fuel supply.

In a statement, ACSA said refueling of aircrafts was the reason for the delay as fuel supply from the fuel storage facility to the main hydrant system had issues.

“Technicians are on site and have resolved the issue. They are constantly monitoring the situation.

“We are currently experiencing delays with domestic departures as well as international departures.”

Commuters travelling from the airport can expect delays.

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula said he had been in contact with ACSA management who assured him that there was no fuel shortage at the airport.

There was however a technical issue at the storage which was attended to.

“Management apologises for the inconvenience this has caused.”

Travelers were allegedly escorted out of planes as staff moved to remedy the potential technical issue.

NOTE: This is a developing story.  More information will be provided.

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