South Africa will be getting new domestic airline and the public has been invited to submit their ideas for its name.
Kulula-founder Gidon Novick in partnership with Global Aviation will be launching the new Uber-inspired carrier later this year.
According to reports, the airline’s first flight between Johannesburg and Cape Town is planned for December 2020. Speaking to MyBroadband, Novick said the pandemic has given businesses the opportunity to re-look at traditional models and see how things can be done differently. “It’s created a unique opportunity to start an airline that is not only dramatically more efficient but also inventive and creative by tapping into the unique talent that our country offers,” he explained.
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Novick said the new carrier draws inspiration from Uber and the way the company transformed point-to-point mobility and that there is a huge opportunity for the airline industry to rethink its relationship with passengers and be more ‘customer obsessed’.
He added that the founding team combines industry experience with fresh thinkers from the technology and hospitality sectors including Jonathan Ayache, an ex-Uber Africa executive.
With all that being said, the airline still doesn’t have a name. Novick has invited all South Africans to put forth their ideas for the new carrier. The person with the winning name will receive a year’s free travel pass.
Entries can be posted on the website brandnewairline.co.za and the winner will be announced in early October. Read more trending news, right here.