Cape Town — Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) confirmed on Tuesday that Cape Town International Airport had flights affected due to a fibre network fault.
The fault required the airport to temporarily downgrade the Instrument Landing Category status of the airport.
“Poor visibility conditions due to dense fog around the airport further exacerbated the challenge morning (18/04) as aircraft were unable to land at CTIA and had to be diverted to other airports,” ACSA said.
“ACSA’s technicians are currently working on restoring the system and aircraft will be able to land once the fog lifts. The delay in flights meant to land and depart from CTIA will have a knock-on effect on other ACSA airports and will impact planned schedules.”
ACSA urged passengers to contact the airlines they are travelling on and can check for regular updates on ACSA’s mobile App.
It also apologised to all airport users and travellers for the inconvenience caused.
Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) can confirm that @capetownint is experiencing delayed flights as a result of a fibre network fault. This fault required the airport to temporarily downgrade the Instrument Landing Category status of the airport. (1/4)
— Airports Company SA (@Airports_ZA) April 18, 2023
Compiled by Junaid Benjamin