SOUTH AFRICA – Aviation company Comair has announced that its British Airways brand would resume daily flights between Johannesburg and Harare in Zimbabwe on March 28.
Comair operates the British Airways in Southern Africa and Kulula low cost carrier brands and customers can start booking seats on the restored flights immediately.
“We are delighted to reopen bookings for our services to Harare as part of the gradual ramp-up to our schedule,” said British Airways (operated by Comair) executive head of revenue management Desmond O’Connor.
“These flights will offer more choice for those customers who would like to fly to the regional destination from South Africa,” O’Connor added.
Comair went into voluntary business rescue on May 5, 2020 partly due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and the consequent national lockdown imposed in South Africa in an attempt to contain it.
The measures included a temporary halt to all commercial air traffic in the country and beyond it.
“We will soon reintroduce holiday packages through our tour operating divisions, which will mutually improve regional tourism between SADC countries”Desmond O’Çonnor – Head of Revenue Management, Comair
It resumed services with its British Airways brand in early December 2020.
“We anticipate that the reopening of this route and others in future will be well-received by corporate and leisure travellers,” he added.
“We will soon reintroduce holiday packages through our tour operating divisions, which will mutually improve regional tourism between Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries.”
On Comair’s British Airways flights, passengers have a choice of two classes; Club (business class) and Traveller (economy class) and all passengers can carry two 23 kg bags onboard as a free baggage allowance.
They all also receive complimentary beverages and meals, but Club passengers also receive additional benefits, including access to the airline’s airport lounges.
Comair signed its franchise agreement with British Airways in 1996.
It has been the UK carrier’s most successful franchise.
Comair Limited is an airline based in South Africa that operates scheduled services on domestic routes as a British Airways franchisee.
It also operates as a low-cost carrier under its own kulula.com brand.
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