Talk about flying local, Mango Airlines is one of the most affordable South African domestic flights you can find.
The purpose of this article is to discuss Mango Airlines SOC Ltd, trading as Mango, and where South Africans can find cheap Mango airlines flights bookings and specials.
Mango is a state-owned SA low-cost airline. Its headquarters are at OR Tambo International Airport in Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng and it is a subsidiary of South African Airways.
History of Mango Airlines
Mango Airlines, popularly known as Mango, was founded in 2006. The first flight of Mango takeoff was on the 15th November 2006. As mentioned above, the parent organization is South African Airways, which is owned by the South African government. However, it independently operates as a low-cost airline with its own Board and balance sheet.
Why is Mango so popular in South Africa?
One of the reasons Mango is so popular is because it offers the most affordable domestic flights and is always running flight specials. According to some South African citizens who regularly use it, they say they are able to track flight status by simply entering flight number.
Although a standard booking at Mango Flights does not include food and drinks, the airline offers its customers a buy on board programme where customers can buy food and drinks.
Features of Airlines
- A daily in flight entertainment programme
- In-flight magazine Mango Juice
- Mango TV
- In-flight Wi-Fi
How to book a flight on Mango Airlines?
To book a flight on Mango is very simple. Simply visit their official website at www.flymango.com. Once you land to the homepage, you will see that the website has different tabs and categories. You can book flight only, or flight plus a car, or rent a car and also book a hotel through the website.
If you just want to book a flight, there is a drop down menu selection where you can select local cities such as Bloemfontein, Durban, OR Tambo Johannesburg and more. If you are based in Johannesburg, you can choose a flight from OR Tambo Joburg to Cape Town or Durban. You can also find cheap flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg through Mango.
For check-in and guest information, visit https://www.flymango.com/en/check-in/checking-in
In the domestic departure terminal, you can find the check-in counters. The airline encourages guests to check-in two hours before departure and check-in closes 40 minutes prior to departure. If you miss these times, you will need to make alternative travel arrangements.
Image Courtesy: flymango.com
Zita Zimande is a sports news journalist from the University of Johannesburg. Besides being a sports fanatic, she loves to cook during her spare time.