Nico Bezuidenhout joined fastjet as CEO on 1 August 2016, bringing years of low-cost airline expertise and invaluable market knowledge to the company.
Prior to working with fastjet, Nico was CEO of Mango Airlines, the highly successful low-cost subsidiary of South African Airways. Nico worked with Mango for ten years from its inception, and grew it into a major player in the South African domestic air travel market, with a 25 percent market share and a fleet of 10 Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
During this time, Nico has also acted twice as CEO of South African Airways itself during interim periods, guiding the company through transitions in leadership and developing its long-term strategy. He was also involved in launching SAA’s e-commerce and electronic ticketing.
Before taking on the African aviation business, Nico founded South Africa’s first and most recognised e-ticketing service, Ticketweb