” No Country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of it’s women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of it’s citizens.” – Michelle Obama
As women, we’ve come extremely far from where we used to be — Ya know, being the housewife, the servant, the slave, the receptionist, or even on the sidelines as we watched and wished we could vote.
Now in 2015, it’s amazing to say that we’re pretty much running shit. Michelle Obama is still the first African-American first lady, Hilary Clinton is running for President, Gwen Jimmere is the first black woman with a patent for a natural haircare product, Misty Copeland became the first black principal dancer for American Ballet Theater, Ethiopian Airlines announced all women operated flights, and now we meet Siza Mzimela – The first black female founder and CEO of South Africa’s newest airline, Fly Blue Crane.
Mzimela found a pretty dope niche in the market, and went for it. Not only does she offer her customers low prices, but they also receive consistency, and reliability.
“We aim to make our mark serving the increasingly commercially significant provincial and regional capitals. Our aim in the coming years is to make air travel an altogether better and more rewarding experience in Southern Africa‚” she said.
According to Financial Juneteenth, During the initial phase of the airline, the flights will originate from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and fly to other cities in South Africa – Bloemfontein, Kimberley, and Nelspruit. According to the airline’s details, flights will go to Bloemfontein five times a day during the week‚ twice on Saturdays, and three times on Sundays. Kimberley will be served three times a day during the week, once on Saturdays, and twice on Sundays. Flights to Nelspruit will leave twice daily Monday to Friday‚ with one flight on Saturday and one on Sunday.
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