After 8 months of no flying, Comair is back in the air.
Airline went into business rescue from 5 May. Kulula will fly today with BA SA flying next Wednesday.
Airline has managed to find investors and get back into the air despite #aviation globally on its knees.
3,2,1 and take off. Crew informs passengers that this is the first time in 8 months that #Kulula is flying again. It’s been a tough time for the crew but Comair has managed to retain 1500 jobs.
#Comair recently faced court action from #Numsa
The union took the company & Solidairty to court to try and declare that the business rescue Practitioners are operating income a procedurally unfair manner. NUMSA lost. #Comair tells us it was a significant win for them.
First #Kulula flight has landed in Cape Town this morning. This after not flying for 8 months. Cabin crew arrived to a water salute. Crew has not worked for 8 months as the airline stopped flying just before lockdown & then the airline went into business rescue in May.
#Comair slow lounges also up and operating again. This also after months of not operating due to lockdown and then the company going into business rescue. Also the first day staff back at work after not being able to work for months.

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