'Reasonable Prospects' South Africa's Comair Can Be Saved

South Africa’s Comair has “reasonable prospects” of surviving, its administrators said on Tuesday after the airline sought a form of bankruptcy protection earlier this month, Reuters reported. Comair, which operates the local British Airways franchise and budget airline kulula.com, entered a “business rescue” after a lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus forced South African airlines to halt all commercial passenger flights. State flag carrier South African Airways is under the same bankruptcy protection process, while smaller state airline SA Express has been placed under “provisional liquidation”. Comair is not factually insolvent and has assets of 7.4 billion rand ($407.1 million) versus 5.5 billion rand of liabilities, the company said in a statement on Tuesday. Its administrators will probably publish a business rescue plan on June 9, it added. Read more