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A pandemic, soaring fuel prices, an ambitious relaunch and a grounding due to safety management issues in March led to Comair being left with no option this week but to apply for liquidation, putting 1,200 jobs at risk.  

The industry expects short-term bottlenecks in air travel with 40% of domestic capacity lost, but carriers such as Mango, which is also grounded and in business rescue, may benefit from Comair's exit.  ..

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