Comair Temporarily Suspends Services Due to Third Wave
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Comair announced Friday that it is temporarily suspending all scheduled and British Airways (operated by Comair) flights for three weeks.

This follows President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement of a move in South Africa 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 5 July and Comair aims to recommence services from 30 July subject to regulations being eased and Covid-19 infection rates, particularly in Gauteng, being contained.

If you have a ticket booked… customers who are holding a valid ticket booked for travel 28 June 2021 to 29 July 2021, will be able utilise their ticket within twelve months from first date of travel without any penalty. No change of booking fee or fare difference will be charged.

The British Airways ‘Book with Confidence’ policy will apply to all customers holding a valid ticket with British Airways (operated by Comair).

Comair CEO, Glenn Orsmond, apologised 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,” he said.

Comair business rescue practitioner, Richard Ferguson, described the temporary suspension as a “bold, brave and responsible step towards ensuring passenger and staff health and safety and which has further been taken in light of the prohibition on leisure travel to and from Gauteng, very little business and leisure travel elsewhere in the country, and no connecting traffic from international carriers.”