Flight Centre Travel Group stops selling SAA tickets

“At midday today Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) informed its customers and SAA of their decision to issue an immediate stop-sell on SAA tickets.

This follows Travel Insurance Consultant’s (TIC) announcement yesterday that it had excluded SAA from its Travel Supplier Insolvency benefit.

“This is the first time that we have had to issue a stop-sell on the national carrier. Following mixed messages from the government about whether the airline will be bailed out and the decision from insurance companies to exclude SAA from their insolvency cover, we have had to make an immediate move to mitigate the risk to ourselves and our clients,” says FCTG’s md for Middle East and Africa, Andrew Stark.”