Comair Limited was founded in 1946 and is managed and owned by South Africans through its listing on the JSE. Comair has since inception revolutionised air travel in South Africa by making flying easier and more affordable to customers.
They have been operating successfully within southern Africa for more than six decades with an internationally recognized safety record. Since 1996, they have been operating on the local market, and regional services within southern African under the British Airways livery as part of their licence agreement with British Airways Plc and launched South Africa’s first low-fare airline, kulula.com in 2011.
British Airways and Comair
In 1996, Comair joined British Airways as a franchise partner and became known as British Airways Comair, taking on the colours and livery of British Airways International. The British Airways brand brought with it a rich heritage of stylish travel, reputation for service excellence and a wide range of products such as the prestigious Executive Club frequent flyer programme.
As franchise partner of British Airways and a member of the oneworld® alliance, Comair offers seamless connections to the international route network and continues to serve local premium customers with the same standards in mind.
Kulula and Comair
In 2001, South Africa’s first ‘no-frills’ carrier, kulula.com was launched. The name kulula is derived from the Zulu language meaning ‘easily’.
As Comair continues to position kulula.com as more than just an airline but rather an entire travel experience, the brand aims to provide customers with the easiest way to book, the easiest way to pay and above all, the easiest to afford. These cheap domestic flights are certainly welcomed by the consumer as more competition ultimately means better prices and better service.