Ground handlers’ strike ended quickly

Johannesburg, 18 November: Comair Limited, operator of British Airways in South Africa and kulula, confirmed that an unplanned strike this morning by employees of Bid Air, a ground handling services company based at OR Tambo International Airport, ended before 12 noon today.  The unplanned strike has however resulted in some domestic and regional flight delays.  Bid Air provides ground handling services for Comair and other airlines.

Gidon Novick, Joint CEO of Comair, said, “Comair made the necessary contingency plans to deal with the strike and immediately consulted with other private ground handlers to deal with the duties required, in an aim to minimise the impact of the strike on travellers.”