United cancels Johannesburg flights due to fuel-supply problems: Travel Weekly

United Airlines has issued a trip cancellation for customers traveling to Johannesburg, South Africa, as a fuel supply problem at the airport forced the carrier to cancel service.

United’s only route to Johannesburg departs from Newark and is scheduled for daily service. The carrier canceled its Newark-Johannesburg routes on Sunday and Monday evenings and canceled round trips from Johannesburg on Monday and Tuesday, according to FlightAware. United said Sunday and Monday’s cancellations were due to “airport-wide fuel supply issues.”

The cancellation is valid for tickets purchased on flights serving Johannesburg from April 24 to May 1. Fare differences will be waived as long as travel is rescheduled for itineraries beginning no later than May 14. Tickets must be for the same cabin class.

According to an online news source based in South Africa End24recent flooding in the eastern port city of Durban has created a backlog in the fuel supply chain at Johannesburg’s Tambo Airport.