South African Airways will cut eight routes from its international schedule as it restructures in an attempt to fend off bankruptcy.

The flag-carrier said it would scrap routes from Johannesburg, including to Abidjan via Accra (Ghana), Entebbe (Uganda), Guangzhou (China), Hong Kong (China) and Luanda (Angola).

Departures to Munich (Germany), Ndola (Zambia) and Sao Paulo (Brazil) will also cease, with the cuts effective from February 29th.

On its domestic route network, South African Airways will continue to serve Cape Town from Johannesburg on a reduced basis.

All other internal destinations - including Durban, East London and Port Elizabeth - will be cut.