Mango Airlines was conceived in October of 2006, making it South Africa’s first low cost carrier. 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 is based in Johannesburg, South Africa, and is owned by South African Airways. The airline competes with Kulula and FlySafair in South Africa’s low-cost market.
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’s aircraft form a uniform fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Each plane seats 185 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.
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.31/08/2015
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.20/04/2016
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.
Mango checking in is a ticketless travel system. You will need to have a printout of your itinerary receipt and valid photo identification like your ID book, your passport or a valid driver’s license.
Instead of tickets, travellers are issued boarding passes to go through airport security and to the boarding gates. The recommended check-in time is between 1 1/2 hrs and 2 hrs prior to departure. Acceptance of baggage ends 40 minutes prior to departure. The gates close 30 minutes prior to check-in.
Mango Airlines offer business travellers flexibility with Mango Plus and Mango Flex corporate rates. These rates are ideal for passengers flying for business purposes. These rates provide a range of complimentary perks as well as that much needed flexibility for business travel.
Mango offers a buy on board programme. Menu items include sweets, snacks, light meals and non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages.
Escape the crowds of the departure hall and slip into one of the executive Mango lounges. Mango lounges offer business facilities, restaurants and smoking areas.
On Mango aircraft all pets are required to be transported in the pressurised cargo hold, excluding guide dogs. Guest must supply valid health and vaccination certificates to ensure that their pet will be accepted for carriage.
Please note: Pet fees are only payable at the airport, and the number of pets allowed as cargo is subject to space availability. For this reason, it is essential to pre-book your pet in advance of your flight. Please telephone our call centre on 086 100 1234 to secure a reservation, or for further details and assistance.
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