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Pie in the sky: will affected Comair ticket holders get their ...

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Pie in the sky: will affected Comair ticket holders get their money back?

Kulula customers who bought tickets on the May 31 sale will still be refunded, a Comair spokesperson says

Consumer journalist

Will the thousands of consumers who have paid for Kulula or British Airways flights get their money back now that Comair is to be liquidated? That’s the burning question in the wake of the shock announcement by Comair’s business rescue practitioners (BRPs) on Thursday.

According to one of the BRPs, Richard Ferguson, both the company’s 1,200 employees and customers “who held bookings or were owed refunds” will now become creditors of the company.

Customers of a liquidated company invariably land up on the bottom of the creditors list, being paid just a few cents on the rand after the company’s service providers, such as fuel suppliers and the Airports Company of SA in this case, have been paid...

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