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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.

KLM and Kulula.com sign a codeshare agreement

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

The new agreement will offer both KLM and kulula.com’ customers more destinations and more options to choose from starting May 29. KLM will add a KL code to kulula.com’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

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, kulula.com (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 kulula.com 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/AirlinersGallery.com. 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/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-86N ZS-ZWP (msn 28612) in the humorous “flying 101” special livery approaches the runway at Johannesburg.

Kulula increases its Boeing 737-800 fleet

Kulula (Kulula.com) (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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Comair orders eight new Boeing 737-800s for Kulula

Comair (Johannesburg) has ordered eight new Boeing 737-800 for its Kulula (kulula.com) low-fare subsidiary.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems. Please click on the photo for additional details.

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Kulula introduces another humorous logojet

Kulula (Kulula.com) (Johannesburg) continues to make flying fun (a lot of airlines should take notes). It’s latest logojet is this “This Way Up” special livery.

Copyright Photo: Sean Mowatt. Ex-Transavia Airlines Boeing 737-8K2 PH-HZA (msn 28373) is now operating with Kulula as ZS-ZWO. The crew of ZS-ZWO taxies away from the gate at the Johannesburg base.

Kulula introduces its third Europcar logojet

Copyright Photo: Cornelius Saayman. Boeing 737-4S3 ZS-OAO (msn 24163) showcases this unique livery at Cape Town. The soccer nose and Kulula's Loves Soccer inscription also promotes the upcoming World Cup in South Africa. The fan on the rear is blowing a vuvuzela, sometimes called a "lepatata" (its Setswana name), also known as a stadium or blowing horn, is approximately one meter (three feet) in length, commonly blown by fans at football (soccer) matches in South Africa.

Kulula (Kulula.com) (Johannesburg) has introduced its third logojet for car rental company Europcar.

Europcar (Paris) is owned by the French investment company Eurazeo after its sale by the Volkswagen group in June 2006. The company was founded in Paris in 1949. Europcar today operates a fleet of over 200,000 vehicles at 2,825 locations in 143 different countries.

Kulula’s latest logojet – “Flying 101”

B737 ZS-ZWP KULULA, originally uploaded by shanairpic.

Kulula (kulula.com) (Johannesburg) is certainly not your average (boring) airline. The company has a sense of humor and tries to make flying fun and colorful. The airline has had a long history of colorful logojets. The latest is this ex-Axis Airways Boeing 737-86N now registered ZS-ZWP (msn 28612, ex OK-PIK) which was rolled out at Shannon on January 18 in this all green livery. The small white inscriptions and arrows details the various parts of the aircraft and also the components of the aircraft, hence the title “flying 101”.

Copyright Photo: Malcolm Nason.

Comair is likely to place Boeing 737-800 order

Comair (South Africa) (British Airways) (Johannesburg) is likely to order up to six Boeing 737-800s according to media reports. If ordered, the new Boeing jets would likely to be also operated by the Kulula (Kulula.com) low-cost subsidiary.

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