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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