'Unusual vibration' before plane's landing gear failed - Comair

2015-10-26 17:06

The British Airways plane that is stranded at OR Tambo International Airport "experienced an unusual vibration which was followed shortly by the collapse of the left landing gear", says Comair.

Challenges facing the aviation industry

2015-10-11 16:40

From protectionism of national airlines to remaining sustainable and a call to work together, airline bosses air their views on the aviation industry during a discussion.

Duration of airline 'price war' uncertain

2015-09-15 19:21

The price war in the airline industry is bound to continue until one of the players caves in, but no one can say how long that will take, says Comair CEO Erik Venter.

Comair slams Parly's lack of questioning SAA funding

2015-06-02 14:08

Comair’s failed high court application against SAA receiving constant government bailouts needed Parliamentary attention, says CEO Erik Venter.

Why judge dismissed Comair’s case against SAA

2015-06-01 12:49

Judge agrees that the failure of SAA would be catastrophic for all of its service providers and employees, tourists, trade to and from South Africa and the economy as a whole.

Comair wants R5bn guarantee to SAA be set aside

2015-05-08 19:48

Comair has asked the North Gauteng High Court to set aside the government's R5bn guarantee to SAA as it creates more inequality among airline industry competitors.

Extension not bound by policy: SAA

2015-05-07 20:20

The extension of a loan guarantee given to SAA did not contradict policy as the circumstances for the guarantee are exceptional, the High Court in Pretoria has heard.

Comair's challenge to SAA bailouts continues

2015-05-06 05:31

Comair's challenge to the legality of government's bailouts of SA Airways will continue in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Comair has strong case against SAA - Venter

2015-05-05 13:49

Comair chief executive Erik Venter feels the company has a strong case in its battle against government bailouts to competitor SAA in the High Court in Pretoria.

HEADLINES: Jayde murder case, Maimane/James debate and Comair challenge

In today's news headlines: A third person arrested in connection with the murder of teacher Jayde Panayiotou, Mmusi Maimane and Wilmot James go head-to-head & Comair will challenge government's bailout of SA Airways today.

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No one hurt in emergency landing at OR Tambo

2015-10-26 15:22

No one was injured when a British Airways plane was left stranded on a runway at OR Tambo International Airport following a crash landing, operator Comair says.

Comair trusts its big bank balance to beat competition

2015-10-07 09:15

With two new entrants into SA’s small domestic airline market, the company with the biggest bank balance would survive in an environment where large-scale investment is needed to boost airplane efficiencies, Comair CEO Erik Venter told Finweek.

New rivals ground Comair's profit rise

2015-09-14 12:21

After a strong profit in the first half of its financial year, the entry of competitors in the second half has had a reversal effect, says Comair.

Comair: It was never our aim to ground SAA

2015-06-01 14:29

Comair says it wants a level playing field to ensure that all airlines face the same risks and the same requirements to operate on sound commercial principles.

Airlines call for fair competition

2015-05-08 20:00

A competitive market is a healthy one and FlySafair says its entry into the low-cost domestic market is proof of this.

Constitution supports SAA bailout, court hears

2015-05-08 07:42

The decision to grant SA Airways an extension of a government guarantee is supported by the Constitution, the High Court in Pretoria has heard.

Comair explains why it turned to court on SAA

2015-05-07 16:06

The validity of SAA receiving an extension of a government loan is a matter for the courts, not the Competition Commission, the High Court in Pretoria has heard.

'Technically insolvent' SAA wanted more money - Comair

2015-05-05 14:56

Instead of facing the music and going into business rescue, the ''technically insolvent'' SAA opted for another government bailout, the Comair lawyer has argued.

Battle of the bailout between Comair and SAA

2015-05-05 11:01

Trolley loads of lever arch files and a cooler bag for catering have been wheeled into the High Court in Pretoria for the start of the legal battle between Comair and SAA.

Comair to challenge SAA bailouts

2015-05-05 05:31

The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria is set to hear Comair's challenge against the government's bailout of SA Airways.

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