Thursday, February 26, 2009

Comair to suspend some services to Mauritius

Comair Limited, the company that operates the local and regional British Airways service has announced (25-Feb-09) its intention to suspend its Wednesday and Sunday flights to the island destination of Mauritius until further review. This suspension is effective from 01-May-09 and customers holding tickets for the affected flights will be rebooked and accommodated on alternative services.

The company’s Executive Manager: Sales & Route Development, Stuart Cochrane said, “We have assessed the current performance of these flights and believe that better opportunities currently exist to deploy the aircraft on other routes.”

Comair will continue to operate its scheduled Saturday flights and anticipates minimal disruption to customers affected by the withdrawal of these services.

Cochrane added that, “Mauritius remains a very strategic route in our network, particularly in the case of our travel business where we are experiencing some really good growth in our package sales. We will continue to review this route and assess future opportunities for growth.”