Fly Blue Crane presently operates between Bloemfontein, Johannesburg and Cape Town via Kimberley with a fleet of fuel-efficient, modern Embraer Regional Jet 145 50-seaters and has its operational headquarters situated at OR Tambo International Airport. Fly Blue Cranes fleet has quick turnaround times with maximum crew synergies including, convenient for clients, a cargo service on all its flights.
The airline has plans for expansion within the next few months to increase its operations to Namibia and Mozambique followed by probable services to Zimbabwe, Botswana and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Top Management’s comment:
Melissa Storey, Executive Head stated: Strategy, Development & Marketing for First Car Rental, “This is an exciting partnership for First Car Rental as it means we will be able to reach a captive, premium audience of predominantly corporate customers in a targeted region. First Car Rental has a strong operational presence and an established customer base in Bloemfontein and Kimberley, which will now also be shared with Fly Blue Crane.”
Siza Mzimela, founder and CEO at Fly Blue Crane said, “Fly Blue Cranes mission is to offer quality service, good prices and more flexible options for South Africans flying to and from previously-underserviced destinations such as Kimberley and Bloemfontein. It is in this regard that our partnership with First Car Rental makes perfect business sense, as our passengers will be able to benefit from better car rental rates from one of South Africa’s leading car hire companies.”
Theunis Potgieter, CCO at Fly Blue Crane said, “Operationally, adding value to our passengers is of great importance to us, so it makes sense to partner with First Car Rental. They have a great service record and are able to make quick autonomous corporate decisions. On another level, First Car Rental is innovative and they match us in areas such as consistency, professionalism and reliability. It’s a great match of brand values.”
Mzimela concluded, “We have a cost structure, which allows us to offer competitive fares without cutting any corners on quality, safety and reliability. Fly Blue Cranes customers love this approach to air travel, which blends the best of both worlds without compromising on premium service.”