Comair to reduce Mauritius schedule

Johannesburg – Wednesday 25 February 2009. Comair Limited, the company that operates the local and regional British Airways service has announced its intention to suspend its Wednesday and Sunday flights to the island destination of Mauritius until further review.

This suspension is effective from 01 May 2009 and customers holding tickets for the affected flights will be rebooked and accommodated on alternative services.

Stuart Cochrane, the company’s Executive Manager: Sales & Route Development said of the decision, “We have assessed the current performance of these flights and believe that better opportunities currently exist to deploy the aircraft on other routes.”

Comair will continue to operate its scheduled Saturday flights and anticipates minimal disruption to customers affected by the withdrawal of these services.

Cochrane added that, “Mauritius remains a very strategic route in our network, particularly in the case of our travel business where we are experiencing some really good growth in our package sales. We will continue to review this route and assess future opportunities for growth.”