10 February 2014

Mozambique: Comair Ends Maputo Service

Maputo — Comair, the South African air company that operates as a British Airways franchise, has ended its service between Johannesburg and Maputo.

The flights between OR Tambo International Airport and Maputo only began in May 2013. However, according to Iain Meaker, Commercial Distribution Executive for Comair, “after much consideration and review, we have decided to withdraw the Maputo route to ensure the airline remains sustainable”.

Passengers who had booked with BA Comair will have their flights transferred to South African Airways (SAA).

This is the second time that Comair has failed to run the route profitably. In September 2011 it launched flights from Lanseria (which is situated between Johannesburg and Pretoria) and Maputo.

However that service was cancelled on 17 January 2012.

The Maputo-Johannesburg route thus reverts to being a duopoly operated by SAA and Mozambique Airlines (LAM).

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