Mango to increase weekly flights

2013-07-09 11:19

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Johannesburg - 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.

The airline's new schedule was launched on Tuesday with the first of the two new aircraft coming online on 5 August. The fleet additions will also sport the first set of new-look, environmentally friendlier seats on board.

"Frequency increases stretch across all our major routes," says CEO Nico Bezuidenhout with additional flights scheduled between Johannesburg and Durban, Durban Cape Town and Cape Town and Johannesburg.

"Growth on existing routes delivers greater scale for the business with new routes presently in planning phase."

Bezuidenhout notes that Mango is currently investigating both new domestic routes as well as regional destinations. "We have applied for a schedule operation to two east-African destinations and presently in the final planning stages for a seventh domestic port." Mango currently operates charter flights to Zanzibar on behalf of tour operator AfricaStay.

The second new generation Boeing 737-800 will join the airline's fleet later in the year. Both new aircraft will be rolled out with new-look seats after which existing fleet will be added to the seat replacement programme.

"The new seats will save approximately 820kg in aircraft weight resulting in overall emission reductions of up to 1,7 million tonnes of CO2 annually upon completion of the programme," says Bezuidenhout.

Mango has already reduced fleet weight by 270kg per aircraft with overall weight savings of the new fleet additions amounting to 1090kg each.

Mango will also launch a Durban base later this year with permanently stationed aircraft enabling the airline to provide an improved schedule to and from the city.


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