Mango Airlines Launched New Routes

Great news for business people and travellers frequenting Johannesburg’s northern suburbs or Pretoria city is the announcement from Mango, South Africa’s award winning low-cost airline, that October will see the launch of their new route between Durban and Lanseria. Starting with two return flights each day, travellers have until 14th September to book their ticket for R379, for travel between 15th October and 30th November this year. Departure times from Lanseria to Durban are 08h55 and 18h20 while Durban to Lanseria flights will depart at 07h50 and 16h30. Don’t delay in booking your cheap Mango flight as seating is limited.

Mango has also scheduled a new early morning flight from Cape Town to Lanseria, conveniently departing Cape Town at 06h10. The airline this year celebrates its fifth year of operations and still holds the most favoured ‘on-time’ performance record at Lanseria airport.

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Mango is planning further expansion to their existing network, possibly with new schedules for Johannesburg/Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg/Durban and the Johannesburg/George routes. Once finalised and official, the necessary formal announcement will be made by Mango.

Besides strong competition in our demanding domestic market, Hein Kaiser, Mango’s spokesperson said, “Mango is geared for further growth, while trading conditions remain tough and some competitors have had to adopt a flexible schedule as a consequence, our average load factors have shown that there remains opportunity for business development, in particular our expansion out of Lanseria.” Mango has over the last six months regularly sustained an 82% load factor over its network route, carrying in excess of 220 000 passengers on approximately 1500 flights each month.

“Demand at Lanseria has shown welcome growth over the past 24 months with well performing load factors across the schedule and we expect the additional Cape Town flight as well as the new Durban route to mirror performance at Lanseria and further stimulate growth,” says Kaiser.

Ranked on more than one occasion for asset efficiency and utilisation among the world’s top five airlines, Mango has plans to add further aircraft to its schedule later this year with further growth of its fleet taking place over the next two years.

As Mango has code-share agreements with South African Airways on flights between Durban/Cape Town and Lanseria/Cape Town, passengers who’ve booked an SAA flight shouldn’t be perturbed if they find themselves boarding a Mango flight. In this case, boarding passes serve as meal vouchers, affording exemption from the ‘buy on board’ food policy.

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