Comair back in the air after temporary grounding

Comair, its British Airways licensed fleet and low cost carrier are operating normally after being grounded by the South African regulator last week. The regulator confirmed that were no safety and security findings. It had halted operations for the three associated brands following concerns over safety and quality procedures.

Comair CEO Glenn Orsmond said: “We’re pleased that the situation is finally resolved, following an immense effort over five days and nights to engage and work with the SACAA. After a thorough review of Comair’s documentation, the SACAA has lifted the precautionary suspension of Comair’s license. Our focus is now to get our operations back to normal as quickly as possible so we can further assist our customers.”

Comair is said to have made some exceptional steps to aid customers. This included chartering wide-bodied aircraft and accommodating vulnerable and those customers with urgent travel needs, on other airlines where possible.

Comair operates 40% of the capacity in the market so there was significant disruption.