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Re: Nico Bezuidenhout returning to Mango?

Unread post by JohnnyJet » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:47 pm

Great news. Hope this is the beginning of a good SAA story.
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Re: Nico Bezuidenhout returning to Mango?

Unread post by ERASER » Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:21 am

I see BBC (Black Business) is raising hell on Nico's appointment, they going to see the SAA board and sundry. They want it stopped.
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Re: Nico Bezuidenhout returning to Mango?

Unread post by evanb » Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:13 am

GL wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:31 am
Nico should have been appointed as CEO of SAA - and Mango.
Might he still be? Joint CEO?
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Re: Nico Bezuidenhout returning to Mango?

Unread post by GL » Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:45 am

evanb wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:13 am
GL wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:31 am
Nico should have been appointed as CEO of SAA - and Mango.
Might he still be? Joint CEO?
Judging by the language used in the board announcement - about his ability to contribute to SAA group - I think it's some kind of possibility.
This latest appointment of a permanent CEO at Mango, a subsidiary low-cost airline wholly owned by South African Airways, is a further step in stabilising leadership and strengthening the executive capacity of the Group.
“We are pleased to welcome Nico Bezuidenhout back into the SAA Group. His appointment will advance the implementation of the turnaround strategy of SAA Group,” said SAA Board Chairman JB Magwaza.
Unfortunately - with him only taking up the position from 1 October he is a bit late to help Ramasia - who appears badly out of her depth. But his appointment may still give the board more space to find a successor to Jarana.
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Re: Nico Bezuidenhout returning to Mango?

Unread post by gregdeklerk » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:42 pm

JohnnyJet wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:47 pm
Great news. Hope this is the beginning of a good SAA story.
Mango has always been the good part of the SAA story.
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Re: Nico Bezuidenhout returning to Mango?

Unread post by Airwayfreak » Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:00 pm

gregdeklerk wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:42 pm
JohnnyJet wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:47 pm
Great news. Hope this is the beginning of a good SAA story.
Mango has always been the good part of the SAA story.
As has SAA Cargo
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Re: Nico Bezuidenhout returning to Mango?

Unread post by Whirly » Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:22 pm

According to the paper yesterday, Nico will still be under trade restrictions from Fast Jet and can't join SAA as they fly Internationally. Mango being just a local airline is fine.

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Re: Nico Bezuidenhout returning to Mango?

Unread post by Burner » Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:31 pm

Whirly wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:22 pm
According to the paper yesterday, Nico will still be under trade restrictions from Fast Jet and can't join SAA as they fly Internationally. Mango being just a local airline is fine.

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I technically they also fly to Zanzibar, so aren’t solely domestic.
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Re: Nico Bezuidenhout returning to Mango?

Unread post by Whirly » Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:41 pm

Burner wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:31 pm
Whirly wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:22 pm
According to the paper yesterday, Nico will still be under trade restrictions from Fast Jet and can't join SAA as they fly Internationally. Mango being just a local airline is fine.

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I technically they also fly to Zanzibar, so aren’t solely domestic.
I have no idea, it was what the paper said.

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Re: Nico Bezuidenhout returning to Mango?

Unread post by nrm » Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:45 pm

Of course they are complaining. They want some incompetent mate of theirs in the position, so more can be stolen.
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Re: Nico Bezuidenhout returning to Mango?

Unread post by Falafel » Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:03 pm

gregdeklerk wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:42 pm
JohnnyJet wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:47 pm
Great news. Hope this is the beginning of a good SAA story.
Mango has always been the good part of the SAA story.
How do we know? Honest question - I dont believe they reported independantly or did they?

Is there some quantifiable justification for this statement :?: :?:
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Re: Nico Bezuidenhout returning to Mango?

Unread post by Upthere » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:03 pm

Burner wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:31 pm
Whirly wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:22 pm
According to the paper yesterday, Nico will still be under trade restrictions from Fast Jet and can't join SAA as they fly Internationally. Mango being just a local airline is fine.

Whirly.
I technically they also fly to Zanzibar, so aren’t solely domestic.
ZNZ is a charter flight AFAIK. Not sure if it is seen as different.
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Re: Nico Bezuidenhout returning to Mango?

Unread post by evanb » Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:36 am

Falafel wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:03 pm
How do we know? Honest question - I dont believe they reported independantly or did they?

Is there some quantifiable justification for this statement :?: :?:
From the SAA 2016/17 report:

"In the 2016/2017 financial year, Mango reversed losses of the previous year, recording a net profit after tax of R12,5 million, despite the tough economic environment. Passenger numbers for the year were slightly lower: 2,9 million compared to 3 million in 2015/16. This is a result of a decrease in seat supply of 3.4 percent. Average fares grew by six percent, while load factor improved 0.8 percent year-on-year.

Mango effectively contained costs by limiting cost increases to 1,2 percent. Savings were realised by a downward capacity
adjustment and a favourable 1,5 percent drop in the Brent Crude price for the year. However, this saving was counteracted by the weakening of the Rand Dollar exchange rate."

Given that the group as a whole made an operating loss of R3.7 billion and a total loss of R5.7 billion during the same period, it would be fair to say Mango dramatically outperformed.
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