Comair parent company of Kulula.com and British Airways (BA) has extended the suspension of flights to the end of August. This comes after the announcement by the president that lockdown level 4 restrictions will remain in place for the next two weeks.
In a statement, the flights company said: “The intention was to recommence operations from 30 July 2021. Given the uncertainty of the expected length of the recently adjusted level 4 lockdown, restriction of travel in and out of Gauteng coupled with the rampant transmissibility of the COVID-19 Delta variant, Comair had to make a difficult but responsible decision to further suspend flight operations until 31 August 2021.”
Comair chief executive officer Glenn Orsmond adds, “under the circumstances, we believe it is the correct course of action to ensure the health and wellbeing of our customers and employees. We empathise with government’s unenviable position with regards to balancing the health of the nation and the suffering economy.”
Kulula.com and British Airways flights have been grounded since 5 July 2021.