Mango’s messy landing saga could give Comair a lift

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Mango’s messy landing saga could give Comair a lift

Most people will pay a premium for flights if safety is better guaranteed than a carrier using faulty parts

Sekgabo Molelekoa

The emergency landing due to a part failure of a Mango flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg recently should be an opportunity for Comair.

Not to revel in the woes of competitors, but Comair needs all the help it can get in a more competitive low-cost carrier market. And there’s nothing wrong in taking advantage of situations.

Comair severed ties with SAA Technical in 2018 citing deteriorating service levels. It has since brought servicing in-house. It is already profiting from a R1.2bn settlement from SAA for anti-competitive behaviour...

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