South African airline Comair has completed the purchase of leasing and cargo specialist Star Air, in a deal said to be worth ZAR75 million ($5.1 million), plus profit share payments up to a maximum of ZAR250 million. Comair, a part of British Airways, has said in a statement that it acquired the assets “to extend its diversification strategy into the leasing of aircraft, while also providing Comair with the expertise and systems to establish a base for heavy maintenance checks on its fleet of [Boeing] 737-800 aircraft.” South African Star Air SAC will focus on leasing short-to-medium term leases to

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