In a late announcement on Tuesday evening, Comair announced it would be suspending its kulula.com and British Airways flights from 1 June.
According to News24, the sudden suspension is reportedly due to the company’s need to secure additional funding.
It is currently in the process of raising the necessary funds and is said to be close to securing it. As soon as the airline has acquired the capital, operations will resume.
Ticket sales for both airlines have since been suspended, much to the chagrin of eager travellers as ticket holders were advised not to head to the airport.
“Comair regrets to advise its flights have been voluntarily suspended from 1 June pending securing funding to resume operations.”
“If your flight has been cancelled, please don’t travel to airport unless you have alternative arrangements. Our heartfelt apologies for the inconvenience,” it indicated in a Twitter statement.
Comair regrets to advise its flights have been voluntarily suspended from 1 Jun pending securing funding to resume operations. If your flight has been cancelled, please don’t travel to airport unless you have alternative arrangements. Our heartfelt apologies for the inconvenience
— kulula (@kulula) May 31, 2022
This is not the first time Comair customers have had to contend with cancelled and suspended flights. Back in March, the SA Civil Aviation Authority temporarily suspended the operator’s Aircraft Operating Certificate (AOC) for five days as a result of its ‘recent spate of safety incidents’ which it had been plagued with at the time.