If you’re on a short flight – a seat is a seat, and you want the cheapest one.— Elmar Conradie, FlySafair
To do great things you have to love what you do.— Elmar Conradie, FlySafair
We are profitable!— Elmar Conradie, FlySafair
FlySafair CEO Elmar Conradie has been with Safair since 2005.
He was instrumental in getting the company’s low-cost carrier off the ground.
Conradie is a qualified chartered accountant and certified information auditor.
FlySafair is the most punctual airline in the world, according to UK-based air travel intelligence company OAG.
Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for more quotes from it).
The company is 52 years old.— Elmar Conradie, FlySafair
I grew up in Odendaalsrus.— Elmar Conradie, FlySafair
We’ve kind of given up trying to figure out what’s going on across the runway [at SAA].— Elmar Conradie, FlySafair
SAA is still a great operation.— Elmar Conradie, FlySafair
Fifteen or 20 years ago it [SAA] was one of the best airlines in the world.— Elmar Conradie, FlySafair
Utilisation of the aircraft is the secret of low-cost airlines.— Elmar Conradie, FlySafair
SAA with Mango and SA Express have about 35% of the market.— Elmar Conradie, FlySafair
As more people buy tickets, the price goes up.— Elmar Conradie, FlySafair
Our vision is to be South Africa’s favourite airline.— Elmar Conradie, FlySafair
Very long-term, that [going abroad] will have to happen.— Elmar Conradie, FlySafair
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