SA travellers give low-cost airline competition the thumbs up

2014-12-15 18:45

News24 readers have voted in a poll about the launch of a fourth low-cost carrier in South Africa, and for the most part they believe it will benefit the domestic traveller.

Bezuidenhout did not lie on his CV - Mango

2014-11-25 07:00

Acting SA Airways Nico Bezuidenhout at no time misrepresented his qualifications to the Mango Airlines board, the airline says.

Mango adds two new Boeings with plans to expand network

2014-10-21 09:51

Low cost airline Mango CEO, Nico Bezuidenhout says the airline is reviewing several regional destinations, in a domestic market that is near saturation.

Mango to increase PE flights

2014-04-22 09:05

Mango has announced that it will be increasing its flight frequency between Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth from October this year.

Mango to intensify security checks

2014-03-05 08:40

Low cost airline Mango says passengers who have booked with a credit or debit card should expect additional security checks when checking in.

Mango accused of letting passengers stand during overbooked flight

2014-02-05 12:22

Mango spokesperson Hein Kaiser has denied claims made by a caller to 702 Talk Radio, who said passengers were made to stand at the back of an overbooked flight.

Travel in 2014

2014-01-06 10:41

The travel sector faces turbulent times, according to Rob Baker's 22 predictions.

SAA uses low-cost partner to extend flight route reach

2013-12-17 11:18

South African Airways existing code share with its low cost operator Mango now includes further coastal cities and Bloemfontein.

FMF: SAA obsessed with growth

2013-11-25 15:24

Serious questions are being asked about national carrier SAA's obsession with growth - mentioned 43 times in its financials - and its anti-competitive practices.

Mango passengers arrested

2013-10-10 16:35

Two Mango passengers were arrested in Durban after disruptive and unruly behaviour on board a flight from Johannesburg on Thursday afternoon.

Mango tackles BBE in growth plan

2013-09-18 07:51

Mango CEO Nico Bezuidenhout says the low cost airline has more than twice the average black pilot representation in the domestic industry.

Mango goes international

2013-09-02 07:20

South African Airways' low cost airline Mango has launched its first scheduled flights between Johannesburg and Zanzibar.

Mango to increase weekly flights

2013-07-09 11:19

Low-cost airline Mango's capacity will increase by over 30 weekly flights when it introduces two new Boeing 737-800 aircraft to its fleet starting August.

Mango launches career programme

2013-02-12 14:55

Mango has announced its plan to launch a national career and job shadow programme, designed to create opportunities for young South Africans.

Mango now Apple-friendly

2013-01-30 07:12

Mango has become the first South African domestic carrier to launch an iPad and iPhone App on the Apple platform.

SA airlines see fastjet as domestic threat

2013-01-23 11:53

SA’s largest airlines are formally objecting to the threat posed by UK-based fastjet’s attempts to enter the local market by taking over the operations of 1time.

Pet bird thrown in with luggage

2012-12-04 09:12

A Johannesburg woman says she was shocked to see her pet bird coming out with the ordinary luggage on an airport conveyor belt, after being promised it would be flown in the fragile section.

Mango launches new routes

2012-11-20 07:24

Mango has announced inaugural flight prices for its new Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth, and Cape Town to Port Elizabeth routes.

Gigaba: State never gave Mango a bailout

2012-11-06 16:32

Minister of Public Enterprises Malusi Gigaba says Mango is not being subsidised by the government, as a war of words erupts between rivals Mango and Comair.

Mango, Solidarity reach pay deal

2012-11-01 16:30

Mango and Solidarity reached a pay agreement at the CCMA, avoiding a possible strike by the airline's pilots, says the company.

Low cost airlines 'here to stay'

2012-10-19 14:58

Low cost carriers are more relevant today than ever, low cost airline Mango says.

Mango to go carbon neutral

2012-09-20 09:26

State-owned airline Mango has launched a 10-year plan to become the first carbon neutral airline in Africa.

Low-cost aviation may be jobs driver

2012-09-04 16:07

An industry expert believes low-cost airlines may hold the key to accelerated growth in the industry, despite the troubles some carriers have seen in 2012.

SAA, Mango offices raided

2010-04-06 16:34

The Competition Commission has raided SAA, Mango and the Airlines Association of Southern Africa offices as part of the investigation into collusion.


No secret I had no degree, says SAA boss

2014-11-26 07:20

Acting South African Airways CEO Nico Bezuidenhout says SAA and Mango have always known that he does not have a degree, the SABC has reported.

Africa's tourism will only grow with a stable aviation sector

2014-11-02 13:46

Only when Africa can offer safe, reliable and affordable aviation on the map will it see its local industry starting to develop more, says Mango's CEO.

Skytrax names World's Best in aviation for 2014

2014-07-16 09:50

Mango has been named the best low-cost carrier in Africa in the Skytrax World Airline Awards.

Bad weather affects Lanseria

2014-03-04 15:17

A Mango flight was diverted from Lanseria to OR Tambo earlier today due to bad weather.

SA's cheapest travel options

2014-01-13 11:41

Mango and Shosholoza Meyl offer the best value for money for cash-strapped South African travellers, says Rob Baker.

SAA, Mango deal a 'giant commercial leap'

2013-12-17 13:08

The extension of a shared flights agreement between SAA and low-cost airline Mango represents a giant leap forward for both brands commercially, says SAA.

SAA rejects growth obsession allegations

2013-11-27 07:48

National carrier SAA says those rejecting its policies are the same people who oppose new entities from joining the industry because they know the consequences.

Unruly Mango passengers thrown off plane

2013-10-10 17:03

Two passengers who had been making inappropriate comments on board a Mango airlines flight have been escorted from the plane and arrested upon arrival in Durban.

SAA, SA Express and Transnet miss targets

2013-09-26 18:19

The public enterprises department has missed about a third of its performance targets, notably goals related to the state-owned airlines and Transnet.

Mango aims for 10% black pilots by 2014

2013-09-18 07:32

Low cost airline Mango and South African Express Airways have announced that they will collaborate to support transformation.

Mango fires cabin crew over food fraud

2013-08-12 08:36

South African Airways' low cost airline Mango has reportedly sacked 24 cabin crew members for allegedly defrauding the airline's in-flight catering services.

SAA acting CEO’s skills questioned

2013-03-08 08:50

South African Airways has slammed what it calls a "malicious attack" on its acting CEO, Nico Bezuidenhout.

SAA acting CEO suspended

2013-02-11 21:32

Mango CEO Nico Bezuidenhout is to oversee SAA's operations, following the precautionary suspension of acting SAA CEO Vuyisile Kona.

SAA set to oppose 1time takeover

2013-01-24 12:47

South African Airways is to object to Fastjet Airlines' planned takeover of liquidated airline 1time, due to laws that ban majority ownership of local carriers.

SAA suffers festive season hangover

2013-01-07 08:56

SAA has had to make use of an emergency short-term loan of about R550-million to cover fuel costs for flights in the festive season.

Mango launches new SA routes

2012-11-20 07:24

With the recent exit of 1time, Mango has brought forward its plans by a few months in order to accommodate market demand, says CEO Nick Bezuidenhout.

1time officially under liquidation

2012-11-07 17:06

1time was granted provisional liquidation by the High Court in Pretoria, says the company.

1time dream ends in passenger nightmare

2012-11-03 09:16

Mango says it will try to help hundreds of passengers stranded after 1time filed for liquidation, immediately stopping all operations.

Mango to host aviation career day

2012-10-23 09:06

Holding fast to the belief that a possible skills shortage in aviation sector could be averted, Mango is holding its first career day.

Mango commits to going green

2012-09-20 11:56

Low cost airline Mango has launched a ten year commitment to be first African carbon neutral airline.

And now: low-cost flights on your tablet

2012-09-12 11:34

You will soon be able to book Mango flights on your tablet or smartphone, as the low-cost airline sets its sights on a new untapped market.

In-flight Wi-Fi takes off

2012-05-08 17:32

In-flight Wi-Fi internet connectivity has finally come to South African skies with the launch of Mango's in-flight system.

SAA 'healthy', Mango profitable

2010-04-22 09:08

South African Airways has seen a noticeable turnaround, with its low-cost airline Mango making a profit for the first time, government reports.

Roaring ringtones to help zoo

2009-06-10 09:07

The National Zoo in Pretoria and DStv channel Animal Planet have announced an innovative fundraising plan: Support the zoo by buying animal sound ringtones for your phone.

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