Comair gears up for take-off

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

The airline, which operates kulula.com and British Airways (operated by Comair), temporarily suspended services on Monday 5 July 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. (See story here)

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 programme gained momentum.

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