Monday, November 19, 2012

► SOUTH AFRICA: Mango to start Joburg & Cape Town to PE flights from December.

South African LCC Mango (JE) are to launch daily return flights between Johannesburg and the coastal city of Port Elizabeth as well as Cape Town and Port Elizabeth effective 5 December. Johannesburg - PE bookings will be available from Tuesday 20 November.

Mango Airlines South Africa Boeing 737-800Initially, the airline will operate one return flight daily between the respective cities using leased-in aircraft until early next year when Mango expects to add additional capacity to its own fleet.

Port Elizabeth will be the second new airport in the Mango stable in 15 months with Johannesburg's Lanseria launched in mid-2011. 
There is a requirement for a low cost carrier on the Johannesburg Port Elizabeth and Cape Town Port Elizabeth route and with the recent exit of capacity Mango has brought forward its plans by a few months in order to accommodate market demand,” said CEO Nico Bezuidenhout. 
Source [Mango]

The new route is one of several planned for the next 18 months with a focus on the east-African seaboard.