South Africa’s Comair delays start of flights from Maputo to Botswana until September

24 May 2011

Maputo, Mozambique, 24 May – South African airline Comair announced Monday that it was delaying the launch of flights between Maputo and Gaborone, the capital of Botswana, which had been due to begin this month, due to airport problems.

The flights, which had been due to begin on 30 May, were delayed until September a company official said, cited by the South African press.

The delay is due to congestion of Lanseria international airport, near Johannesburg, which is mainly used for charter flights and by low cost airlines.

Comair said it was waiting for proof of efforts by the airport’s management to build a new runway and other facilities.

Comair Ltd is listed on the Johannesburg stock exchange and for 12 years has been operating the local and regional flights of Southern African British Airways from Johannesburg airport to destinations such as Mauritius, Livingstone, Harare, Victoria Falls and Windhoek. (macauhub)