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British Airways, Kulula flights grounded by CAA, says Comair

‘Our Executive Team are engaging with the CAA on an urgent basis. Comair believes there is no justification for the suspension,’ said Comair.

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Comair announced that there would be no British Airways or Kulula flights for the next 24 hours, on Saturday, 12 March, after an order by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

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Comair operates BA flights in South Africa, as a franchisee, and its own low-cost carrier, Kulula.

In a short statement on Saturday, the airline said its executive is engaging with CAA on an urgent basis and added that it believes “there is no justification for the suspension.”

Customers with flights scheduled for Saturday were advised not to travel to the airport.

“All passengers booked for Saturday 12 March 2022 are advised not to travel to the airport unless you are able to make a booking on an alternate carrier,” said Comair.

“Comair deeply regrets the inconvenience caused and we are doing our utmost to restore our operations as soon as possible.”

The airline has been hit by a series of gaffes recently. On Monday, 7 March, a Kulula flight was forced to make an emergency landing after experiencing technical difficulties shortly after take-off. The flight from O.R Tambo, which was heading to Cape Town, was diverted to Lanseria.