Feb 9, 2023

Mawazo Writing Africa

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POLL | Have you been affected by the Comair cancellations?

Passengers have been left stranded and angry after Comair, which operates Kulula and British Airways flights, grounded its planes from Wednesday.

The announcement was made late Tuesday.

< p>” Comair regrets to report that its flights have been voluntarily suspended from June 1st pending funding to resume operations. If your flight has been cancelled, please do not travel to the airport unless you have made other arrangements. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience,” the airline said in a statement.

It explained that the move was necessary while it works to secure funding.

” The company’s corporate bailout practitioners have advised the process to raise the necessary capital is underway and there is reason to believe such funding can be secured. Upon receipt, the airline can resume operations, but regrettably, under the circumstances, practitioners have no choice but to voluntarily suspend all scheduled flights until funding is confirmed.”

Social media platforms were filled with anger inundated customers venting their frustration at the delays.

One customer affected by the grounding, Lucky Jayden, said he wanted to take out a loan to bring family members back to Mpumalanga.

Er told TimesLIVE that he spent R3,932 on tickets to fly his family between Johannesburg and Cape Town for a ceremony. For a ceremony spend. My budget is affected. I’ll probably have to take out a loan and I don’t know if I’ll get a refund,” he said.

Simon Brown spent around R4,000 to travel from Johannesburg to Durban later this month for a holiday with his wife.

“I book with another airline or drive. But with high gas prices, driving doesn’t come cheap.”

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