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Not less than 30 flights have been canceled by South African Airways (SAA) this week as it struggles to stay afloat, the airline said on Tuesday. Flights affected include 20 domestic ones between its Johannesburg hub and Cape Town and Durban, and 10 international flights to and from Munich.

The cash-strapped airline last week revealed plans to sell some of its planes after the government failed to provide 2 billion rand ($137 million) of emergency funding it promised when the airline was placed under a rescue plan in December, Ventures Africa reported.

Explaining the flight cancellations, the state-owned carrier said it was “consolidating flights to match capacity and demand” and would consider further schedule changes over the coming days. “These cancellations represent a responsible strategy to conserve cash,” SAA said in a statement, adding it was working to accommodate affected customers on other flights.

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