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Comair’s British Airways flights resume after suspension lifted – Business Traveller

South African carrier Comair and its subsidiary Kulula have resumed services following the lifting of a suspension imposed by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) earlier this week.

The airline operates a number of domestic South African flights under British Airways colours as part of a franchise agreement, while low-cost subsidiary Kulula also serves domestic routes from its hub at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International airport.

Comair said yesterday (March 17) that it was “making good progress” in restoring its full schedules, adding that British Airways customers who had been affected by the suspension could rebook flights via their travel agents, the Manage My Booking section of, or via [email protected].

Customers are advised not to go to the airport unless they have a confirmed booking.

The carrier stressed that the suspension had been lifted following “an extensive review of Comair’s documentation by the SACAA over a five-day period”, with CEO Glenn Orsmond adding that “no findings were made regarding either flight operations or maintenance”.

“The best way we can assist our customers is to start flying again, Orsmond. “Our operations, airport, contact centres and support teams are working to help customers get to their destinations.

“We’re ramping up our schedule and should have our regional and domestic services restored by tomorrow [Friday], ahead of the long weekend.

“Comair has an enviable 76-year track record. We operate some of the most modern aircraft in South African skies, apply global best practice to ensure operational safety and our crew training is world-class.”

Comair filed for business rescue in May 2020, stating that the “extraordinary circumstances” of the Covid-19 pandemic had “completely eroded our revenue base”.

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