Comair embarks on digital journey with Google Cloud investment

SOUTH AFRICA – Google Cloud has teamed up with Comair, operator of the British Airways brand, and the Kulula, the budget carrier in Sub-Saharan Africa, to modernize the airline’s IT infrastructure and legacy applications, reports IT Web. According to a statement released to the media, Comair completed its infrastructure optimization plans as it migrated six labor-intensive, on-premises datacentres to Google…

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Comair sells SLOW Lounge to FirstRand for US$17.7m in business rescue process

SOUTH AFRICA – Comair, which owns low-cost airline kulula.com and operates British Airways domestically in South Africa under a license agreement, has sold its SLOW Lounge business to FirstRand Bank for R250 million (US$17.6 million), another milestone in the business rescue process. The SLOW Lounge transaction would require an amendment to the business rescue plan, a notice of which has…

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Comair to resume Johannesburg – Harare flights

SOUTH AFRICA – Aviation company Comair has announced that its British Airways brand would resume daily flights between Johannesburg and Harare in Zimbabwe on March 28.  Comair operates the British Airways in Southern Africa and Kulula low cost carrier brands and customers can start booking seats on the restored flights immediately. “We are delighted to reopen bookings for our services…

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SA Bidco gets the nod to buy BA’s local operator, Comair

SOUTH AFRICA – SA Bidco, a new South African entity with no commercial operations and no trading before, has been given the green light to buy the local operator of British Airways, Comair. The Competition Commission revealed that it had approved the proposed transaction between the two companies on condition that it would not result in a horizontal overlap because…

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