South Africa’s Comair stops flying to Maputo, Mozambique

12 February 2014

Comair, the South African airline that operated under a British Airways concession, has put an end to its flights between Johannesburg and Maputo, the company said in a statement issued Monday.

The flights between OR Tambo International Airport and Maputo were launched in May 2013 but Iain Meaker, the airline’s commercial director, said that a decision had been made to end the route in order to ensure the company’s solvency.

This is the second time that Comair has unsuccessfully launched flights to Maputo as in September 2011 it established a link between Lanseria airport, located between Johannesburg and Pretoria, to Maputo.

With the end of this service, links between South Africa and Maputo return to a duopoly system operated by South African Airways and Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique. (macauhub)