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Suspension of Comair operator certificate a precautionary measure

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Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula, has been advised that the decision taken by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) to suspend the air...

South Africa’s Competition Tribunal approves Comair rescue deal

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South Africa’s Competition Tribunal on Friday approved a rescue deal for struggling airline Comair on condition that the carrier freezes job cuts for three...

COVID-19 brings uncertainty to SA airlines’ future

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COVID-19 shut down almost all industries in South Africa when the country was under the level five lockdown. Now, under level three lockdown, approaching...

South Africa’s Comair administrators to present restructuring plan by 30 June

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Administrators in charge of South African airline Comair said on Tuesday they have been given an extension to 30 June to submit a restructuring...

South Africa’s Comair unlikely to restart operations before November

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South Africa’s Comair said on Tuesday it was unlikely to restart operations before November, even after the easing of restrictions on air travel, as...

Comair applies for business rescue

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Comair said on Tuesday that it has filed for voluntary business rescue after a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus forced...

Comair abandons acquisition of Star Air

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Comair has abandoned its plans to acquire Star Air Cargo and Star Air Maintenance for R75 million amidst financial challenges for the airline group. Comair...

SAA, Mango, Comair ground some aircraft over maintenance concerns

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South African Airways (SAA), its low cost subsidiary Mango and Comair have grounded a number of their aircraft due to compliance verification in line...

SAA settles Comair dispute

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South African Airways (SAA) has reached a settlement with Comair following a protracted legal battle, saying it paves the way for the airline to...

SAA to study Comair judgement

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South African Airways (SAA) says they will study the judgement made by the South Gauteng High Court with regards to Comair. "SAA has...

South Africa’s UASA union says Comair employees begin strike over wages

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The United Association of South Africa (UASA) said on Thursday about 80 of its members were striking outside airline operator Comair's head...

Boeing 737 MAX8s for Comair

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South African airline Comair will be the first on the continent to take the new Boeing 737 MAX8 aircraft into service. It has...

FlySafair grounded by competition

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New low cost carrier FlySafair has been grounded after the North Gauteng High Court granted an interdict preventing it commencing flights on...

ATR opens first pilot training centre in Africa

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ATR has opened its first training centre on the African continent to support the growing number of ATR aircraft in Africa. The...

Velvet Sky cancels, delays flights amid payment disputes

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Flights by low cost carrier Velvet Sky were delayed on Wednesday and today and cancelled yesterday as the airline struggles to pay...

Novick resigns from Comair, single CEO appointed

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Airline company Comair yesterday announced the appointment of Erik Venter as CEO after Gidon Novick resigned with immediate effect. Venter and Novick...

Competition Commission raid SAA, Mango

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The Competition Commission has raided the offices of state-owned airline South African Airways (SAA), its low-cost subsidiary Mango Airlines as well as...

Airlines, ACSA trade claims about George airport

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Airlines and the Airports Company of SA are trading conflicting claims about the safety of the runway at George airport in the...

SAA facing legal action

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Airline holding group Comair and lawyers acting on behalf of liquidated carrier Nationwide say they will pursue a claim for civil damages...

Competition Commission probing airline collusion

South Africa's Competition Commission says it is probing the country's major airlines for alleged collusion on prices and pricing strategies to be...

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