On Tuesday (December 1), Comair welcomed passengers on to the first kulula.com flight in over eight months.
“Today’s flight is a huge step in getting Comair back on its feet as a sustainable business,” said Richard Ferguson, one of the airline’s business rescue practitioners. “While the formal business rescue process isn’t entirely over, seeing Comair aircraft back in the skies signals the beginning of the end of one of the most complex and high-profile corporate restructurings in South Africa.
Newly appointed Comair CEO, Glenn Orsmond, who was on board the first flight, says it was as special a moment as when the kulula brand was launched 20 years ago.
“We’re hugely grateful to our employees who have been so supportive and patient through the process and are now eager to get back to work; and to our loyal customers, who we’re delighted to welcome back on board.”
The flight landed at Cape Town International Airport and received a water salute. Kulula thanks Airports Company South Africa for the warm (wet) welcome on social media.