Comair planes grounded following ‘irregular findings’

Passengers booked on flights operated by Comair could experience disruptions on Tuesday following the grounding of several of Comair’s planes.

On Monday evening, the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) issued a notice related to irregular findings picked up during a recent audit of one of our maintenance and technical service providers, South African Airways Technical (SAAT). Affected aircraft may not be flown until the necessary corrective action has been carried out, Comair said in a statement issued in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

“Comair have contingency plans in place and aim to minimise any disruption to its operations. We will keep our customers updated. Customers can check their latest flight status on the relevant websites – and Comair customers with urgent enquiries can call 011 921 0222 for British Airways or 086 158 5852 for kulula, or reach out to us via kulula’s social media platforms.

“We do apologise to our customers for any inconvenience to their travel plans and appreciate their support. We are working closely with SAAT to rectify the findings and getting our flights back on schedule as soon as possible.