Category Archives: Kulula

Kulula and British Airways by Comair return to the sky

Comair’s and British Airways operations in South Africa returned to the skies today, September 1. Route Map:

British Airways (operated by Comair) Route Map:

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

Comair is temporarily suspending all scheduled 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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KLM and sign a codeshare agreement

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and the South African airline today announced that they have signed a codeshare agreement to expand both airlines’ network.

The new agreement will offer both KLM and’ customers more destinations and more options to choose from starting May 29. KLM will add a KL code to’s domestic route network, enabling KLM’s passengers from around the world connecting in Johannesburg and Cape Town to continue with a single ticket issue and a one-stop check-in and baggage transfer to:

  • East London, Cape town, Durban and George from Johannesburg
  • Durban also from Cape town

Your face on a plane: Only at Kulula

Kulula has started a #faceonaplane contest as we previously reported. The contest is moving ahead.

The airline is asking for people to submit their mug shots. There will be six winners:

Have a familiar face? We’ve got a plane for it.
Picture it now: 6 faces on 6 planes and a pair of return tickets for each winner, we’ll also be giving away 5 random return tickets so you can also take to the skies.

Here are the rules:

You’re not just a pretty face, are you? Do you have a face that reaches for the skies? And when you come face-to-face with fame, are you ready to enter the game?

Well fame is staring you straight in the face. is calling on all the poker faces, funny faces, fresh faces, long faces and those who simply just want to be in your face to enter the Travel Hater, Face on a Plane competition. The competition will have you facing off with other pretty faces from Monday today to win a once in a lifetime opportunity to have your face on a kulula plane.

So, don’t cut off your nose to spite your face. Go online and enter now to be one of the six lucky famous faces who will get their face on one of our kulula planes.

As part of your entry you will see a preview of just how fabulously crazy your face will look on the side of one of our plane’s and you will have a chance to share the video with your friends to challenge them to a face on a plane face-off.

But first you need to face the facts:

  1. Visit
  2. Fill in your deets and upload your best plane face to enter
  3. Receive your own personlised video and share it with you family and friends
  4. Challenge them to a face-off

Let’s face it, you are not just another pretty face. So, enter and come face-to-face with fame.

We want your face on the side of our plane, I mean who wouldn’t?

Terms and Conditions:
  1. The promoter of this campaign is Comair Limited, in respect of its brand, Reg No 1967/006783/06, having its principal place of business at No.1 Marignane Drive, Bonaero Park, Kempton Park (the Promoter).
  2. The Competition starts at 00:01 on 06 March 2018.
  3. From all valid entries, winners will be chosen during three separate selection processes at the discretion of the Promoter based on the funniest, silliest and wackiest faces submitted. Each winner of a Prize will be notified by email or phone call within 48 hours of the decision being made. Should the Promoter be unable to successfully contact any winner after 24 hours, such person will be disqualified and another winner will be selected in the same fashion.
  4. Entries will be considered incomplete and thus disqualified if the entrant does not complete all requested information on the Microsite, including name, telephone number and email address.
  5. By entering this completion, all entrants acknowledge and agree that should they win the prize, they will transfer ownership and copyright in any photos taken for the purpose of this competition to the Promoter and their image shall, free of charge be placed on the plane and will become brand stock. The Promoter may require the winner at (no fee) to be identified and in addition to the image on the plane, have their photo taken and complete a Public Relations interview which may be published on any media platform up until 31 August 2018.
  6. Employees, non-executive directors, agents, partner agencies and consultants of Comair Limited and their immediate families are not eligible to enter.
  7. The Prize is not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be redeemed for cash.
  8. The Promoter, its associated companies, agent, contractors and sponsors assume no liability whatsoever for any direct or indirect loss, injury or damage arising from any persons participation in the competition.
  9. The winners agree to the use of their names, images and videos in any publicity material. Any personal data relating to the winners or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent. Any entrant who submits an obscene and/or offensive and/or image that distracts from the kulula brand will immediately be disqualified and stand to have their Face on a Plane video deleted from the respective channel. In such case, the Promoter reserves the right to institute legal action against the entrant who offends anyone or damages the kulula brand.
  10. The Promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  11. The Promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice.
  12. Only one entry will be accepted per person. Multiple entries from the same person will be disqualified
  13. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  14. The conducting of the competition will be overseen by an independent auditor.

All images by Kulula.

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Aviation Partners Boeing receives additional FAA Supplemental Type Certificates for the Split Scimitar Winglets

Aviation Partners Boeing Split Scimitar Winglets

Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) announced today that it has received FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) covering the installation of Split Scimitar Winglets for three additional configurations of the Boeing 737NG.

Split Scimitar Winglets can now be installed on all Boeing 737-800 and 737-900 ER aircraft. All remaining commercial and private variants of the 737 Next-Generation aircraft are scheduled to be certified by May of 2015.

According to the company, “APB’s Split Scimitar Winglet program is its latest fuel efficiency success and the culmination of a five-year design effort using the latest computational fluid dynamic technology to redefine the aerodynamics of the Blended Winglet into an all-new Split Scimitar Winglet. The unique feature of the Split Scimitar Winglet is that it uses the existing Blended Winglet, but adds new aerodynamic scimitar tips and a large ventral strake. Split Scimitar Winglets can save up to 60,000 gallons of fuel per aircraft per year.”

Since launching the Split Scimitar Winglet program early last year, APB has taken orders and options for 1,657 systems. Over the last 10 years, APB has sold nearly 8,000 Blended Winglet Systems. More than 5,300 Blended Winglet Systems are now in service with over 200 airlines in more than 100 countries. APB estimates that Blended Winglets have saved airlines worldwide 4.5 billion gallons of jet fuel to-date thus eliminating over 47 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions.

Aviation Partners Boeing is a Seattle based joint venture of Aviation Partners, Inc. and The Boeing Company.

Copyright Photo: APB. Kulula of South Africa is the latest operator of the SSWs. Boeing 737-8LD ZS-ZWB (msn 40852) climbs away with the new winglets.

Kulula: AG Slide Show

Comair of South Africa orders eight Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

Comair Limited (British Airways) (Johannesburg) and Boeing (Chicago and Seattle) today announced an order for eight 737 MAX 8s, valued at $830 million at list prices. It is the first 737 MAX order announcement for an African operator. The order was booked in December 2013 and was previously unidentified on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website.

Johannesburg-based Comair operates Africa’s first low cost carrier, (Johannesburg), offering flights to South Africa’smajor cities. Comair is also the franchise partner of British Airways, operating its local and regional Southern African routes. The company currently flies an all-Boeing fleet of 25 Classic and Next-Generation 737s on its and British Airways (operated by Comair) brands. The order for eight 737 MAX 8s will support future fleet renewal and expansion.

With today’s announcement Comair will have a total of 12 airplanes on order from Boeing, including the eight 737 MAX 8s and four Next-Generation 737-800s for delivery in 2015 and 2016. Since its announcement in 2011, the 737 MAX has amassed more than 1,800 orders worldwide.

Top Copyright Photo: Paul Denton/ Operating under the British Airways franchise agreement, Boeing 737-85R ZS-ZWI (msn 30403) arrives back at Comair’s Johannesburg base.

Comair (South Africa): AG Slide Show

Kulula: AG Slide Show

Bottom Copyright Photo: Rainer Bexten/ Boeing 737-86N ZS-ZWP (msn 28612) in the humorous “flying 101” special livery approaches the runway at Johannesburg.

Comair slips into the red in the last half of 2011

Comair (Johannesburg) which operates under the British Airways and Kulula brands, slipped into the red for the last six months of 2011.

Read the full report from Business Day: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Sean Mowatt. Please click on the photo for additional information.

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Kulula increases its Boeing 737-800 fleet

Kulula ( (Johannesburg) has leased this former Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-86N registered ZS-ZWS (msn 32732, ex M-ABDO) from GECAS, increasing its Boeing 7837-800 fleet.

Copyright Photo: Keith Burton. ZS-ZWS is pictured at Southend prior to the delivery flight.

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