CemAir wins court interdict – back in business

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eHowzit has been informed by CemAir that the airline has been granted the right to resume its operations.

The SA Supreme Court decided in the airline’s favour after considering an urgent application by the airline to set aside a ruling by the CAA to ground the airline because of what the CAA regarded as transgressions, heavily disputed by CemAir, which resulted in the urgent interdict.

CemAir says it is delighted at the outcome of the legal process, and it proves that the airline is as capable as ever to fulfill its commitment to its customers. They are requested to contact CemAir’s offices to book flights.

Operations will be normal from Thursday.

eHowzit will keep you informed of new developments.

After confirming the news to eHowzit, CemAir released a short statement on Tuesday evening:

CemAir’s urgent application in the High Court to overturn the SACAA’s suspension of our operating certificate has been successful.

In the coming hours, we will announce our plans to restore service as soon as possible. We thank you for your continued support and offer our sincerest apology to everyone affected by our grounding.


CemAir: We adamantly reject the reasons offered by the CAA for grounding us – there is an indication of malicious intent to bring CemAir to its knees


CemAir deeply regrets that the CAA has issued an indefinite suspension of our Air Operating Certificates. This means that we cannot conduct commercial flights until further notice.
We adamantly reject the reasons offered by the CAA for their decision. We are an airline deeply committed to safety and excellence, and have offered multiple reasonable solutions to the CAA’s stated concerns, all of which have been rejected, an indication of a malicious intent by the CAA to bring CemAir to its knees by grounding it unnecessarily at peak season.
At this stage our hands are tied and we cannot offer alternative solutions to our customers. As such we advise you to book an alternative journey to your destinations and we will advise at the soonest possible time about a refund process for your booking with CemAir.
We again apologise to our customers for the inconvenience, frustration and cost that this has and will cause at such a special time of year. We work hard to ensure that our business is part of your great holiday experience, so we can only offer our sincerest apologies for this situation.
We will advise you as soon as we can. Please be patient as we work out the best possible solution to honoUr you as our clients in this situation.
We thank you for your understanding and support over the years.
Further press releases will be issued in due course

CemAir ‘making alternate arrangements’ after SACAA clips wings


CemAir (IATA code 5Z) regrets to advise that the SACAA has issued CemAir with an Air Operator Certificate Prohibition Order which lapses at 13h30 on Thursday 13 December 2018.

The decision was made by the regulator during an annual permit renewal audit.

CemAir has made representation to the SACAA regarding the allegations. We await their feedback.

In the interim the airline is making alternate arrangements for passengers where possible. We are working closely with other carriers to accommodate our passengers with minimum inconvenience. Alternately all passengers can apply for a full refund.

Please contact our call centre on 0861 236 247 for further information. Understandably we are experiencing high call volumes and appreciate your patience during this time.

CemAir remains committed to serving our passengers and regrets the inconvenience caused by the interruption of service.

Aviation authority effectively grounds CemAir flights

The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) grounded CemAir flights for 24 hours on Wednesday.

This after the airline allegedly contravened legislation and civil aviation regulations.

For full report, click here….

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