Johannesburg, South Africa (15 March 2022) – South African Airways (SAA) has taken note of a decision by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) to indefinitely ground all Comair flights in South Africa. Comair is the parent company that operates both the British Airways franchise and low-cost carrier Kulula in Southern Africa.
As a result, demand for seats across all domestic airlines in South Africa has been extremely high given that 40% of normal seat capacity has been removed from the market. SAA has not increased fares because of Comair’s temporary grounding. The airline has deployed larger aircraft on some Durban and Cape Town flights and will continue to do so until the current situation stabilizes.
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