Published On: Fri, Oct 28th, 2016

Comair, British Airways mark 20-year partnership

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ba-cakeJOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – COMAIR Limited is spending about R10 billion in upgrading its fleet, which will culminate in the company receiving more aircraft early next month.

Chief Executive Officer, Erik Venter, disclosed the figures in Johannesburg on Friday as Comair celebrated 20 years of its partnership with British Airways (BA).

Comair has already taken delivery old seven aircraft. Another plane, a Boeing 737-800, is scheduled to be in the country in November 9, with the remaining eight set be delivered between then and 2020.

The planes, Venter disclosed, disclosed, cost US$45 million (R720 million).

He said the investment is a sign of the airline’s confidence in the regional air travel sector, the company’s sound partnerships.

“That is why we believe our partnership with BA is worth celebrating and celebrating in style.”

A giant cake, measuring 4 metres, shared by staff and travelers, marked the celebrations at the OR Tambo International Airport.

BA Commercial Manager for Southern Africa, Sue Petrie, said the partnership with Comair was “tremendous.”

“We can only hope the next 20 are nearly as good,” said Petrie.

Venter said their was the longest BA partnership.

British Airways (operated by Comair) operates over 400 flights per week in Southern Africa.

CAJ News

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