- The South Africa authorities have eased fears of jet fuel shortages at the country’s main international airport in Johannesburg, saying the situation was being addressed.
Reports had surfaced that Africa's busiest airport was short of three-days stocks of jet fuel in its reserves after airliners were also told to cut usage by 30 percent was still in place.
However, the Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) spokesman Solomon Makgale was reported in the media yesterday saying stakeholders had met to discuss the situation and that there were slight improvements.
He was further reported saying the reserves would have risen by at least three days by the end of the week, further saying more supplies were expected by next week to keep with the normal fuel reserves.
The OR Tambo airport is the busiest airport on the continent, with 18 million passengers and 300,000 tons of cargo passing through its terminals annually, according to the officials.
The airport is also expected to be the major passage of visitors for the 2010 World Cup which South Africa hosts next year June.
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