Ina Opperman
Business Journalist
3 minute read
2 Jun 2022
7:03 pm

Did Comair know it was going to suspend flights while selling discounted tickets?

Ina Opperman

Kulula was selling tickets at special prices hours before announcing it was suspending flights

The Comair desks that usually host Kulula and British Airways flights closed at OR Tambo International Airport, 1 June 2022. Picture: Neil McCartney / The Citizen

The National Consumer Commission says there are no facts to show that Comair contravened the Consumer Protection Act by selling tickets for a service it did not intend to render and therefore it will not investigate the matter. Comair suddenly suspended flights by British Airways and Kulula on Tuesday night, citing a lack of funds to keep flying. However, consumers have been asking if this was the case, why was Kulula still selling tickets at special prices during the day on Tuesday. The National Consumer Commission (NCC) said in response to questions from The Citizen that it is not known...