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INTERVIEW /MILES VAN DER MOLEN

Miles van der Molen,
CEO of CemAir.

We conducted an interview with Miles to catch up on Cemair’s progress in
the airline industry, some of the projects they are working on and the big
plans he has for Cemair’s future.

Q&A with Miles

CemAir Skynews                    was tightening we decided         to the coast and our Bloem            Left: CemAir's
(CS): Cemair’s name is            to diversify and found that       to George route is the first             Dash-8 100.
growing in familiarity, a         specific destinations in SA       of these with Port Elizabeth
monumental task in a              were unserviced and would be      commencing in the coming         Right: Miles on the
consumer market. You of           perfectly suited to our aircraft  months.                           beautiful Lookout
course started the business       types. Ellisras and Sishen were                                    Beach in Plett with
and have been at its helm         our very first destinations.      CS: The industry has not
ever since. Tell us about         This was later followed by the    been kind to start-up airlines.       his best friend
Cemair’s journey thus far.        leisure destinations, Margate     What are you doing to make                       Sushi.
                                  and Plettenberg Bay. At the       sure that CemAir remains
Miles van der Molen               time, these two towns relied      successful?
(MvdM): Our roots are in          on an airport more than an
aircraft leasing and the bulk     hour and a half away by car       MvdM: Although CemAir
of our work continues to be       and we believed our service       may be a new name to many
beyond SA’s borders. We           would offer a valuable time       consumers we are well
currently have aircraft in South  saving. Our Johannesburg to       established. The company
Sudan, Mali, Nigeria, Zambia      Bloemfontein route was the        is now in its 11th year of
and Botswana. Several years       first leg of our Free State hub   operation, we own 22 aircraft
back when the leasing market      strategy to link Bloemfontein     and maintain all of this

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