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Kulula and British Airways by Comair return to the sky

Comair’s Kulula.com and British Airways operations in South Africa returned to the skies today, September 1.

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Comair to relaunch operations on September 1

Comair has issued this statement:

Comair aircraft will be back in the skies again from September 1, 2021 as planned.

The airline, which operates kulula.com and British Airways (operated by Comair) temporarily suspended services on Monday, July 5, 2021 in response to the implementation of an adjusted Level 4 lockdown, the prohibition of all non-essential travel in and out of Gauteng and low demand for air travel.

It is now preparing its aircraft, flight and cabin crews and airport personnel to ensure a seamless restart of services.

 

During the suspension its revenue management team has been working on some new, flexible fare options to better meet customers’ differing requirements.

Called Travel Your Way the three bundled affordable kulula.com fare offerings allow customers to pay only for what they need. They are:

  • Fly Light: A hop-on, hop-off option for those with only cabin bags offering the best possible fares. A change of booking fee of R299 applies.
  • Pack & Go: An all-round option to suit most traveller’s needs including one piece of checked luggage weighing up to 20kg and two free booking changes.
  • Fully Loaded: A fully flexible option allowing unlimited booking changes, two checked bags and Q-Jump to speed-up check-in procedures.

Comair marketing executive, Brian Kitchin, says temporarily suspending flights was the right decision while COVID-19 cases peaked and the vaccination program gained momentum.

British Airways (operated by Comair) will re-launch it’s Johannesburg/ Mauritius route operating two flights a week from November 30. It plans to add a third flight in future.

Third wave of COVID-19 forces Comair and kulula.com to temporarily suspend services

Comair is temporarily suspending all scheduled kulula.com and British Airways (operated by Comair) flights for three weeks. This follows the President’s announcement of a move to an adjusted Level 4 lockdown and the prohibition on all non-essential travel in and out of Gauteng.

Flights will be suspended from Monday, July 5, 2021 and Comair aims to recommence services from July 30 subject to regulations being eased and Covid-19 infection rates, particularly in Gauteng, being contained.

Comair CEO, Glenn Orsmond, apologized to customers affected by the suspension.“This was a difficult decision, but we believe under the circumstances is the right course of action for our loyal customers and employees.” Comair business rescue practitioner, Richard Ferguson, described the temporary suspension as a “bold, brave and responsible step in light of the prohibition on leisure travel to and from Gauteng, very little business travel and no connecting traffic from international carriers.”

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