Meet The First Black Woman To Own An Airline


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Airplanes are  as expensive as islands when it comes to buying one. Airlines, well that’s another story altogether. If you want one you are going to either have to have a mega load of cash or convince some folks with a mega load of cash to invest in your dream to own an airline.

South African businesswoman, Sizakele Petunia Mzimela found the finances and forthwith  drive to become the first black woman to own an airline after her company, Fly Blu Crane kicked off operations at the OR Tambo International Airport in September 1, 2015.

Who is this woman I speak of ?

Mzimela is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Fly Blue Crane, a start-up South African airline that began taking flights September 2015, with O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg as the airline’s hub operational hub. Thus far, the start-up is operating as an airline that offers low cost point-to-point domestic routes within South Africa. [SOURCE]

Siza (as she is commonly known) says expansion is in her vision of her start up.

“We hope to expand our flight destinations to Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo. We currently have two 50-seat ERJ 145s. The airline will aim to keep its current rates in order to make flying affordable for both business and leisure travel.” 

Siza looks to be a force to be reckoned with in the sometimes “unfriendly skies” of airline competion. We give the lady three thumbs up and big time kudos for venturing where few men and women have ventured before.

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Author: Geo Gee

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