Meet Wrenelle Stander of Comair, a company profitable for 72 years in a row
I’ve always wanted to run an airline… It was always my passion… When the opportunity presented, I took it!Wrenelle Stander, Executive - Comair airlines division
We are going to be looking at a number of responses [to FlySafair]… We need to up our game…Wrenelle Stander, Executive - Comair airlines division
We’ve got eight Boeing Max aircrafts on order. We took delivery of one… We haven’t lost faith, but… we’ve self-grounded the first Max and deferred the second one. The third Max, we’ve requested not to do the pre-delivery payment yet… The Max aircraft has been operating for a number of years…Wrenelle Stander, Executive - Comair airlines division
In September last year, Comair appointed aviation veteran Wrenelle Stander as Executive in charge of its airlines division.
Comair is the owner of Kulula.com and British Airways.
The company has been profitable for 72 years in a row; a feat no other airline company in the world has achieved.
Stander holds an MBA from Oxford Brookes University (UK) and a BA (Hons) degree from the University of Cape Town.
Listen to the interview in the audio below (and scroll down for more quotes from it).
The airline is customer facing and extremely competitive.Wrenelle Stander, Executive - Comair airlines division
We’ve obviously had service disruptions in the past 18 months… I want to apologise to our customers… Our staff has taken a lot of strain… I want to personally assure our customers we’re doing everything possible to turn this situation around… SAA technical has tried to come to the party...Wrenelle Stander, Executive - Comair airlines division
We are beginning to see it [being on time] improve… It was terrible and it was starting to affect the morale of staff…Wrenelle Stander, Executive - Comair airlines division
I’m having tremendous fun!Wrenelle Stander, Executive - Comair airlines division
Get the 10 most-read articles of the week from Bruce Whitfield’s The Money Show, emailed to you every Friday morning:
Marc Lubner on the NGO's programmes for young South Africans and how working with Nelson Mandela inspired his life's work.Read More
The Money Show's Bruce Whitfield interviews Eskom interim chair and Health Ombud, Prof. Malegapuru Makgoba.Read More
Former Springbok Bryan Habana about where he is at this point of his career.Read More
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Solidarity Fund Chairperson Gloria Serobe.Read More
Technological advancements have made it possible for new banks to operate and flourish.Read More
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield asks Bushveld Minerals founder Fortune Mojapelo to share his success story.Read More
Launched in 2016, The Duchess has won numerous awards and successfully broke into the UK, Belgium and the Scandinavian countries.Read More
Lulaway has placed 30 000 young South Africans in jobs since 2011. Bruce Whitfield interviews its CEO, Jake Willis.Read More
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Zuko Kubukeli, CEO at Pape Fund Managers.Read More
Spartan SME Finance provides finance for small businesses. Bruce Whitfield interviews its CEO, Kumaran Padayachee.Read More
Saving money on boring stuff such as a car can allow you to do really outrageous and courageous stuff, says Sam Beckbessinger.Read More
'Marketing' is not 'sales'. It’s not noise. It's a science, and you must get it right, says Pavlo Phitidis.Read More
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Morbee about his attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).Read More
Small business guru Pavlo Phitidis on the basics of building a resilient business. He gives clear guidelines for getting it right.Read More
Bruce Whitfield interviews Phillip Retief, CEO at Van Loveren Vineyards, the origin of the SA's top-selling wine, "Four Cousins".Read More
Bruce Whitfield interviews Darren ‘Whackhead’ Simpson about his attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).Read More
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews athlete about his attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).Read More
About 20% of every rand spent in South Africa goes to informal stores, mostly foreign-run. GG Alcock on his book “KasiNomics".Read More
Bruce Whitfield interviews Williams about her transformative business delivering quality cookies to hotels and Pick n Pay.Read More
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews small business guru Pavlo Phitidis, founder of Aurik Business Accelerator.Read More