Subscribe now

* Name:
* Email:

Close Message

Mango Airlines
Image of Mango Airlines

Mango is not just a delicious and sumptuous fruit but also the name of South Africa’s newest low cost airline.

Mango Airlines was launched in October 2006 by the national carrier, South African Airways, to compete in the growing market of low cost carriers. The third low fare airline in the country, Mango started operation in November 2006, amid much bad publicity and claims by the media that the low prices of Mango’s air tickets were only possible because its parent company was government funded.

Mango Airlines, however, operates completely separately from SAA and in the few short years that have followed its beginning, Mango has built a stellar reputation as an airline that offers punctual and friendly service. Mango is well supported by many thousands of passengers each month who agree with the slogan that Mango is “Easy on your Pocket, easy on you!”

For those passengers flying for business purposes, Mango offers increased flexibility with the Mango Plus and Mango Flex corporate fares. These allow complimentary refreshments on the flight, 10kg extra baggage allowance, access to the Premium Class Lounge at the airport and, for your convenience, an unlimited amount of free changes to flights, in case a meeting is running late, or a last minute change in your schedule occurs.

Mango Airlines regularly run specials on their already low cost flights. If such a special is on, you better act quickly, because the limited low cost seats are quickly snatched up by eager passengers.

Car hire and hotel accommodation are both available through Mango, thanks to the services provided by Tempest Car Hire and Southern Sun Hotels. If you provide your Mango flight reference number, you are eligible for special hotel and car hire deals from these suppliers.

image of booking button

Mangos Fleet:

Mango’s entire fleet is made up of Boeing B737-800 aircraft, which can comfortably seat 186 people. These planes are very environmentally friendly.

Seats are assigned when guests check in at the airport, or make use of online check-in or Self-Service Check In services, no specific seats can be reserved beforehand. Children and the elderly are not allowed to sit in emergency exit rows for safety reasons.

image of booking button

On board services

Food and beverages are available for purchase during the flight. These refreshments range from healthy sandwiches, subs and wraps (including vegetarian options) to chocolate bars and assorted crisps. Unique to South Africa, biltong sticks are also available on all flights. Cold drinks, coffee, tea and a small number of alcoholic beverages are also available.

The onboard magazine, Mango juice, is produced monthly and each passenger is provided with one free copy. The magazine is always jam-packed with interesting places to see and things to do in our beautiful country.


Mango offers domestic flights to and from Bloemfontein, Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg’s O.R Tambo International Airport on the following domestic routes:

Johannesburg to Cape Town

Johannesburg to Durban

Bloemfontein to Cape Town

Cape Town to Bloemfontein

Cape Town to Durban

Cape Town to Johannesburg

Durban to Cape Town

Durban to Johannesburg

image of booking button