Meter taxi strike leaves airline passengers frustrated

People traveling to the OR Tambo International Airport found were stranded in traffic on Friday morning because of a protest by meter taxi drivers who blocked entrances and roads to the airport.

The strike caused some airline passengers to miss their flights. Bongiwe Pityi, General Manager of OR Tambo International Airport admits the strike was frustrating.

She says as soon as they were aware of the planned protest, the airport management centre advised all stakeholders.

Pityi says domestic flights were hugely affected but by midday operations had stabilized.

We are truly proud of how airlines had tried to make concession.

Bongiwe Pityi, General Manager of OR Tambo International Airport

Pityi added that some airlines did not charge a re-booking fee for affected passengers.

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