In a surprise move, Comair made a late-night decision on Tuesday to suspend all its Kulula and British Airways flights. The decision was made with immediate effect.
Ticket sales for both these airlines have also been suspended with immediate effect.
News24 reports that the flights are suspended pending Comair successfully securing additional funding.
Once the additional funding has been received, it is believed that the airlines will be able to recommence operations again.
Comair’s business rescue practitioners have confirmed that the funding is in the process of being secured.
Comair CEO, Glenn Osmond shared the company’s regret.
“We deeply regret the inconvenience this suspension will cause our customers. We did everything we could to avoid it. Comair, the business rescue practitioners and the lenders are working all out to get the funding in place so that we can resume our normal flight schedule as soon as possible.”
In March, the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) imposed a precautionary suspension of Comair’s Aircraft Operating Certificate. The suspension was imposed for five days after it said the company was responsible for “a series of incidents” including issues with the landing gear indicator on one of the flights.
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