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THE YCEO: Profiling The First Black Woman To Start An Airline, Siza Mzimela

Sizakele Petunia Mzimela, or Siza Mzimela, is attributed as the first black woman to start an airline. She is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Fly Blue Crane a start-up aircraft which propelled on 1 September 2015. She was recorded as one of Forbes magazine’s most influential ladies in 2011.

Mzimela joined the national aircraft South African Airways (SAA) in January 1996 as an exploration investigator. She at that point proceeded to fill in as Head of Global Sales and Voyager Program and Chief Executive Officer from 1 April 2010 until 8 October 2012. She has additionally filled in as the principal female individual from the leading group of governors of the International Air Transport Association, situated in Miami, Florida, USA.

Fly Blue Crane was propelled on 1 September 2015 by Mzimela and two ex-SAA associates, Jerome Simelane and Theunis Potgieter. After one year, it has developed to utilize more than 100 individuals. Mzimela said at the dispatch of Fly Blue Crane that she would like to extend the aircraft to incorporate courses to Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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