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Mango Airlines

FlyMango Airlines was conceived in October of 2006, and became known as the first true low cost airline in South Africa. Mango's first flight departed in November of 2006. Mango is a firm favourite for people wanting to fly in comfort, but at a reasonable price. Mango Airlines are a low cost airline based in Johannesburg, South Africa, and is owned by South African Airways. It operates domestic scheduled budget services. Its main base is OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.

News & Specials

  • Mango will no longer be flying between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. The airline recently announced that they will cancel their flights on this route from the 15th of October 2015. Passengers who have already booked flights on the route after the 15th will be given SA Express tickets at no extra cost.
  • Mango will be launching flights to Mauritius within the next 12 months. The airline is looking to expand their leisure network in Africa. The airline’s Zanzibar – Johannesburg route has been highly lucrative and the airline is hoping that the planned Mauritius route will also show great returns. Nico Bezuidenhout, CEO of Mango, says that the domestic market is oversaturated. Mr. Bezuidenhout believes that some Low Cost Carriers will soon be exiting the market because the market is not large enough to support them all. The airline is also planning to launching flights to Kilimanjaro from Johannesburg in the near future.
  • Mango Airlines is running another famous Happy Day Sale this week. The sale runs from 9am on the 15th to 9pm on the 16th of September 2015. The flight period for this sale is from the 15th of September to the 31st of October 2015. With prices starting at R569 (one way) for flights between Johannesburg and Durban, this exclusive Mango special is not to be missed! Use the booking engine above to book your flight right away.
  • South Africa low-cost airline Mango was recently named one of the top three airlines in the world by – a global airline monitoring website. Citing an on-time performance of 95.5%, the airline was applauded for its punctuality.
  • In line with the recent reduction in the overall cost of fuel, Mango Airlines will, with immediate effect, reduce its fares on all routes. On this subject, the airline has recently said they would like their customers to feel the effect of cheaper fuel costs through this benefit. Travellers on board the airline can expect to pay as little as R395 (one way) for flights between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth.


Flight Routes

Mango Airlines ( operate daily flights between OR Tambo International Airport and Lanseria Airport, both located in Johannesburg. From these two destinations, passengers can fly to Bloemfontein Airport, King Shaka Airport in Durban, and Cape Town International Airport. Flights are also available from Cape Town to Bloemfontein and Durban.

Passengers on Mango airlines domestic flights can unwind and enjoy an in-flight entertainment programme called Mango TV. As with most budget airlines, food and drink is not included in the ticket price but may be purchased during the flight through a buy on board system. Considering that most flights last less than 2 hours, passengers will find this system convenient, offering a range of options depending on the time of day and each passenger's taste.


Did You Know?

Mango's first flight took place on November 15th, 2006. A subsidiary of SAA, the budget airline is backed by the same standards of safety and customer service that SAA passengers have enjoyed for decades, while offering low prices for a number of domestic air routes within South Africa. Passengers may opt to fly Mango between Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Bloemfontein.

Mango Airlines

Contact FlyMango

To get in contact with someone at Mango, call 0027 (+) 86 100 1234 or email:


Mango's aircraft form a uniform fleet of five Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Each plane seats 186 passengers and the fleet is maintained by SAA's technical department to ensure high safety and reliability standards. Servicing domestic destinations only, these aircraft are the perfect choice for a budget airline which offers passengers comfort and safety on every flight.

In 2012, Mango was the first airline in South Africa to launch an in-flight WiFi service, yet had to stop advertising the service it due to erratic service levels in 2013. Since the latter half of the year, the airline has also had to deal with ongoing salary related strikes by pilots. Thanks to effective contingency plans, these labour relations issues have not materially affected the airline's services.

As a subsidiary of South African Airways, the airline has also been coming under sporadic fire for its uncompetitive pricing behaviours, which led to the demise of another low cost carrier, 1Time Airlines.

Next time you’re planning a domestic trip, visit Mango’s website ( With great ticket prices and reliable service, you have every reason to fly Mango.


Mango have a checked allowance of 20kg per paying guest (excluding bicylcles). Items in excess will be charged at the current rate per kg each way. Please note that no single piece of luggage exceeding 32kg will be accepted on the airline. In line with Carry-on Baggage Regulations, guests may carry 1 piece of carry-on with a maximum weight of 7kg, and within the dimensions 36cm x 23cm x 56cm, together with a handbag/laptop bag.


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