Does Comair have eyes on Africa expansion?

2014-03-19 14:34

Comair has just announced a fleet renewal agreement almost three times its investment started in 2012 - raising the question of what it plans to do with all these new planes.

You won't believe how many security personnel Comair has watching your bag

2014-02-12 15:31

Comair has revealed its baggage mishandling stats and details of security measures the airline undertakes to secure its passengers luggage.

Comair: Video shows legitimate handling of bag

2014-02-10 15:33

Comair, the domestic subsidiary of British Airways' regional flights in South Africa, says alleged baggage tampering activities, captured in a YouTube video are unsubstantiated.

FlySafair details new ownership

2013-11-27 18:18

FlySafair has confirmed that there is only one class of ordinary shares as it detailed its new ownership structure.

Gupta brother buys R68m in Comair shares

2013-11-05 14:52

Atul Gupta, one of the three controversial Gupta bothers, has bought R68.38m worth of ordinary shares in Comair, according to a SENS announcement.

Comair's process to honour FlySafair tickets

2013-10-11 13:03

If you've been affected by the recent grounding of FlySafair, Comair has put a plan in place to accommodate you. Check out the details.

Court rules to ground FlySafair - for now

2013-10-08 16:27

All FlySafair passengers are guaranteed a full refund for tickets purchased, should they wish to cancel instead of postpone their flights, says the low cost carrier.

SA Express results mystery

2013-09-26 09:37

SA Express has announced a tiny profit of R0.7m against a background of an operating loss of R25.1m - a discrepancy it does not explain.

Low cost airlines circling SA

2013-09-16 07:56

Comair's domination of the low cost flight market is likely to change before year-end, with four airlines vying for a slice of SA's domestic flights.

Comair takes delivery of new Boeing

2013-09-11 09:44

Comair has taken delivery of their first Boeing Next-Generation 737-800, which forms part of the aviation group's fleet upgrade plan.

Comair challenges new low-cost airline

2013-09-05 08:54

In the wake of FlySafair's announcement that they would become South Africa's newest low-cost airline, Comair has objected to the Air Services Licensing Council granting them a license.

Readers Respond: Ticket for Disabled travellers' guide should be free

2013-08-14 15:45

The issue of allowing travellers who have a disability to fly on their own is policy-riddled and raises concern about safety in the event of an emergency situation. News24 Readers share their passionate opinions on the matter - with some saying, if a guide is needed, then surely so form of special discount or non-payment should be in place.

Disability: Comair errs on the side of caution

2013-08-13 13:01

It's safety first for domestic carrier Comair, but is it fair for disabled people to essentially pay double the price in order to travel?

Comair Heps seen 20% higher

2013-06-06 11:56

Comair expects its headline earnings per share in the nine months to June to rise by more than 20% from the comparative period a year ago.

Comair launches High Court SAA battle

2013-02-26 13:15

Comair Limited, operator of kulula and British Airways domestic services, is challenging national carrier SAA's R5bn government guarantee, stating its 20-year strategy plan defies the country's deregulation laws.

Comair: No funding from BA

2012-11-09 15:29

Comair has given its side of the story, in response to an opinion piece which appears on Fin24 today.

Comair jumps as rival liquidates

2012-11-06 14:15

Comair shares extended gains to rise over 6% as investors bet the airline will see increased market share after rival 1time Holdings filed for liquidation.

Comair suffers major loss

2012-09-11 14:32

Comair has reported a 76% drop in diluted headline earnings per share for the year to end-June 2012, as it emerged from its toughest-ever financial period.

Comair announces flight changes

2011-06-17 12:49

Aviation company Comair is cutting flights to Tanzania and increasing flights to Kruger International airport.

Durban to have flight to London soon

2011-05-09 07:12

Durban's King Shaka Airport will have a direct flight to London's Gatwick Airport in the next couple of months, according to a media report.

Airlines push to allow cell use

2011-05-04 06:36

If South African Airways gets its way, airline passengers may be allowed to play music and games on their phones during a flight.

Comair profits take off

2011-02-15 13:37

Airline operator Comair says its first-half revenue climbed to R1.756bn, compared with R1.415bn achieved in the previous comparative period.

Comair lifts earnings for the year

2010-09-14 15:16

Comair says the year ended June was its 65th straight year of achieving operating profits, which it believes would be a world record in the airline industry.

Comair in talks for R3bn jet funding

2010-08-18 15:03

Airline operator Comair is in talks with local and foreign banks to fund a R3bn shortfall for the purchase of new Boeing B737-800 jets, a company executive says.

1time to modify Kulula complaint

2010-07-01 18:00

JSE-listed airline group 1time has indicated it wants its rival Kulula to be fined for anti-competitive behaviour.


You won't believe how many security personnel Comair has watching your bag

2014-02-13 11:00

Comair has revealed its baggage mishandling stats and details of security measures the airline undertakes to secure its passengers luggage.

Comair shareholders in for a rich payday

2014-02-11 19:52

Comair’s unaudited results for the six months to end December show a big bump in revenue, owing mainly to the upgrade of its smaller fleet with larger aircraft.

Comair: Video shows legitimate handling of bag

2014-02-10 15:17

Comair, the domestic subsidiary of British Airways' regional flights in South Africa, says alleged baggage tampering activities, captured in a YouTube video are unsubstantiated.

Atul Gupta dumps Comair shares

2013-11-05 19:15

Atul Gupta has disposed of shares worth R68.38m in Comair and not made any purchases as previously reported, the airline announced.

Comair to-do list for FlySafair passengers

2013-10-11 13:45

Following an interim interdict, which prohibits FlySafair from starting operations, Comair sets out how FlySafair ticket holders can be accommodated.

Comair to accomodate FlySafair

2013-10-09 17:00

Airline company Comair will adhere to a court ruling to accept passengers of the grounded low-cost airline FlySafair, CEO Erik Venter says.

Comair ordered to help FlySafair passengers

2013-10-08 16:15

An interdict has been issued against FlySafair and it remains unclear when the new low cost airline will get off the ground.

New low cost airline selling tickets

2013-09-24 10:49

FlySafair has started selling tickets despite competitor Comair and other parties indicating they want to secure an interdict against it.

Comair in court bid to keep Safair grounded

2013-09-15 19:26

FlySafair, which plans to launch Johannesburg to Cape Town flights by end September, haa had a spanner thrown into the works in the form of a high court application.

Comair improves profitability

2013-09-10 15:35

The exit of Comair's last remaining privately owned competitor airline helped to restore seat occupancy.

Business travel - the good and not so good

2013-08-16 15:06

The Sunday Times Top Brands Awards 2013 survey for business-to-business carriers have been announced.

Comair to fly deaf, blind priest

2013-08-14 11:15

Comair says it will provide a guide at no cost to deaf and blind priest Cyril Axelrod as a gesture of goodwill.

11 BA planes grounded

2013-08-04 12:26

Eleven BA aircraft have been flying in South Africa with components that should have been replaced last year, a Johannesburg report says.

Comair court challenge over SAA bailout

2013-02-27 09:24

Comair, a franchise partner for British Airways, plans to take the government to court over its R5bn loan guarantee for South African Airways, a report says.

Comair returns to profit

2013-02-12 14:00

Comair shares rose nearly 3% as the operator of returned to first-half profit, helped by cost-cuts, better ticket prices and new fuel-saving planes.

1time officially under liquidation

2012-11-07 17:06

1time was granted provisional liquidation by the High Court in Pretoria, says the company.

Comair lambastes SAA bailout

2012-10-03 12:30

Comair CEO Erik Venter says the state will contravene its own aviation policy if SAA uses its R5bn government guarantee to fund domestic operations.

Kulula celebrates first of new fleet

2012-07-20 08:21

The no-frills airline operated by Comair is entering a new phase with an investment of R2.5-billion's worth of new planes.

Scramble to survive

2011-05-19 00:00

Over the past 20 years no less than 10 private airline companies were opened in South Africa. Only two of those – 1time Holdings and Kulula – are still flying. The rest – including SunAir, Nationwide and Interlink – had their wings clipped.

Airlines push to allow cell use

2011-05-04 06:36

If South African Airways gets its way, airline passengers may be allowed to play music and games on their phones during a flight.

SAA faces massive claims for damages

2011-04-12 06:33

The Comair and Nationwide airlines' claims for hundreds of millions in compensation against SAA can proceed, following a decision by the Competition Appeal Court.

Comair flies to Maputo

2011-01-21 07:43

Comair has plans to launch a new route, aimed at the SA business market, between Lanseria and Maputo.

Comair earnings set to jump

2010-08-31 15:00

Regional airline Comair says it anticipates higher earnings per share and headline earnings per share after a review of its full-year results.

Acsa offers 'goodwill gesture'

2010-07-09 11:01

Acsa says it has set aside R400 000 as a "goodwill gesture" for those who had to turn back from Durban during the World Cup semi-final.

Questions over World Cup airfare probe

2010-05-28 11:01

There has apparently been no progress in a government investigation into alleged ticket price collusion between SA airlines during the soccer tournament.

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