The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has grounded all Comair flights in South Africa. This includes Kulula and British Airways flights. Comair said that the grounding is expected to last for 24 hours.
A statement released on Saturday by the South African Aviation Authority (SACAA) said that the decision was made following an investigation into the “recent spate of safety incidents at the Operator”.
Comair confirmed the news but snapped back at the SACAA, saying that there is “no justification for the suspension”.
Passengers have been advised not to travel to the airport unless they are to able to make a booking on an alternate carrier.
Comair added that it deeply regrets the inconvenience caused and that they are doing the utmost to restore operations as soon as possible.
Passengers have been advised to keep an eye on social media for updates. Information will be posted as it becomes available.
As for those passengers left stranded, Comair said that it will “accommodate customers affected by Saturday’s suspension on other flights. It will also help those who can’t fly on Sunday rebook without penalties. It will keep customers informed via SMS”.
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