UPDATE: Massive flight delays due to Mango pilot strike

Cape Town - Passengers have been advised of 11 Mango flight delays as the airline's flight captains and first officers have embarked on a strike on Monday, 16 October. 

Affected flight routes include Cape Town, Joburg, Durban and George. In order to avoid any major disruptions passengers are being advised to arrive a bit earlier than usual. Travellers can contact the Mango call centre on 086 100 1234.  

Mango posted the list of flights delayed as follows - indicating rescheduled times against the original departure times: 

(JNB) Johannesburg, ZA to (GRJ) George, ZA JE 821 Was 11:50 Now 13:10
(GRJ) George, ZA to (JNB) Johannesburg, ZA JE 826 Was 14:20 Now 15:40
(DUR) Durban, ZA to (CPT) Cape Town, ZA JE337 Was 10:25 Now 11:20
(CPT) Cape Town, ZA to (HLA) Lanseria, ZA JE704 Was 09:30 Now 11:30
(JNB) Johannesburg, ZA to (CPT) Cape Town, ZA  Was 10:55 Now 12:05
(CPT) Cape Town, ZA to (HLA) Lanseria, ZA JE712 Was 13:45 Now 14:05
(CPT) Cape Town, ZA to (JNB) Johannesburg, ZA JE166 Was 13:15 Now 15:00
(DUR) Durban, ZA to (HLA) Lanseria, ZA JE638 Was 15:45 Now 17:30
(HLA) Lanseria, ZA to (DUR) Durban, ZA JE645 Was 17:25 Now 19:05
(DUR) Durban, ZA to (CPT) Cape Town, ZA JE361 Was 19:20 Now 20:05
(JNB) Johannesburg, ZA to (CPT) Cape Town, ZA JE161 Was 19:00 Now 21:00

The airline also announced it would be accommodating certain passengers on other airlines.

These included:

(JNB) Johannesburg, ZA to (PLZ) Port Elizabeth, ZA (JE) Mango 529

(PLZ) Port Elizabeth, ZA to (JNB) Johannesburg, ZA (JE) Mango 538

(JNB) Johannesburg, ZA to (DUR) Durban, ZA (JE) Mango 259

(DUR) Durban, ZA to (CPT) Cape Town, ZA (JE) Mango 369

(CPT) Cape Town, ZA to (JNB) Johannesburg, ZA  (JE) Mango 158

(JNB) Johannesburg, ZA to (CPT) Cape Town, ZA (JE) Mango 151

(JNB) Johannesburg, ZA to (PLZ) Port Elizabeth, ZA (JE) Mango 541

(PLZ) Port Elizabeth, ZA to (JNB) Johannesburg, ZA (JE) Mango 548
(DUR) Durban, ZA to (JNB) Johannesburg, ZA (JE) Mango 284
(JNB) Johannesburg, ZA to (DUR) Durban, ZA (JE) Mango 267


This morning's flight schedule changes were as follows:


Fin24 reports Solidarity trade union members, which represents 95% of the pilots at the low-cost Mango airline, will go on strike as from 05:00 on Monday morning. The trade union met with Mango’s management on Sunday to reach a possible settlement in salary negotiations.

 ALSO SEE: What to do when your flight gets cancelled 

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