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    Comair suspension: No clarity around the resumption of operations

    There is currently no clarity regarding whether or not Comair will resume operations soon. Passengers are trying their best to get their tickets from the airline refunded as information remains scarce.

    No further information has been released

    During the week, Comair suspended its British Airways and Kulula flights. It cited liquidity problems as the reason behind the suspension. CEO of Comair Glenn Orsmond said that, after the news was released, talks with investors started.

    Orsmond said the talks underway are to find ways for investors to turn around the company’s situation. Since then, no other details regarding Comair’s flight suspension have been made public.

    NUMSA met with the airline

    NUMSA met with the management of Comair and said that it also needed answers about the situation. Spokesperson for NUMSA Phakamile Hlubi-Majola says they inquired about Comair’s employees’ salaries during the period of suspension, reports EWN.

    “Unfortunately, management would not confirm yes or no in response to that question. We asked how long the suspension of operations would be in place and they could not say because it depends on whether the funding can be raised by the BRPs,”

    said Hlubi-Majola.
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    Although NUMSA has met with Comair management it is still unclear when operations will resume. Photo: Alex Rankin / Flickr

    NUMSA says tight-lipped Comair would not say if salaries will be paid during suspension

    Previously, it was reported that the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) met with the management team of airline operator Comair on Thursday, 2 June, after the company, which controls Kulula and British Airways flights in the country, put a halt on its operations this week.

    At the eleventh hour on Tuesday night, 31 May, Comair announced that its flights on British Airways and Kulula would be voluntarily suspended from 1 June. The airline operator indicated that it needed to secure additional funding before operations could resume.

    NUMSA condemned the suspension and said it was left with more questions than answers after the meeting. The union represents 700 of Comair’s estimated 2000 employees. The airline operator’s CEO Glenn Orsmond was also present. Read the full story here.

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