Airline operator Comair’s growing challenges affecting the broader airline industry

The difficulties that airline operator Comair is currently facing have brought into sharp focus the challenges faced by the broader local airline industry.

The low-cost airline sector grew robustly in the past 15 years, encroaching on the local market share of traditional carriers like South African Airways.

But being a highly competitive terrain, a number of low-cost carriers have come and gone, with now very few managing to hold their ground.

SABC News reporter Nompumelelo Siziba looks at how low-cost carriers, in particular, can survive what’s become an extremely unpredictable market.

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This news story originally appeared at Aviation - Social Gov on23 October 2022