Comair’s kulula.com and British Airways set to return to the skies in September

26 August 2021 - 08:05 By iavan pijoos
In July, Comair delayed the date of the restart of its operations until September 1 as uncertainty around level 4 restrictions reduced demand for air travel.
In July, Comair delayed the date of the restart of its operations until September 1 as uncertainty around level 4 restrictions reduced demand for air travel.
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Comair, which operates kulula.com and British Airways in SA, announced on Wednesday that it will be back in the skies from September 1.

The airline temporarily suspended services on July 5 in response to the implementation of the adjusted level 4 lockdown, which prohibited all non-essential travel in and out of Gauteng, and low demand for air travel.

Comair’s Brian Kitchin said the suspension was the right call while Covid-19 cases peaked and the vaccination programme gained momentum.

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

British Airways will relaunch its Johannesburg-Mauritius route operating two flights a week from November 30. It plans to add a third flight in future.

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