UPDATE: More delays and cancellations as Mango pilot strike set for day two

Cape Town - Passengers have been advised that more Mango flight delays and cancellations can be expected on Tuesday 17 October as the airline's flight captains and first officers knuckle down in an ongoing wage strike.

While some have criticised Mango for not attempting to reach a settlement agreement, Mango has said it is doing its best to limit the impact of the strike on passengers, resorting to using "competing airline companies". 

The airline posted to social media, confirming the following routes would be affected on Tuesday, this after about 20+ flights were either delayed or cancelled on Monday.  In order to avoid any further disruptions passengers are being advised to arrive a bit earlier than usual. Travellers can contact the Mango call centre on 086 100 1234.  

These flights have been cancelled on Tuesday 17 October but passengers will be re-accommodated onto other airlines: 

(JNB) Johannesburg, ZA to (PLZ) Port Elizabeth, ZA JE525

(PLZ) Port Elizabeth, ZA to (JNB) Johannesburg, ZA JE534

(JNB) Johannesburg, ZA to (PLZ) Port Elizabeth, ZA  JE529 

(PLZ) Port Elizabeth, ZA to (JNB) Johannesburg, ZA JE538

(CPT) Cape Town, ZA to (JNB) Johannesburg, ZA JE134

(CPT) Cape Town, ZA to (HLA) Lanseria, ZA JE702

(HLA) Lanseria, ZA to (CPT) Cape Town, ZA JE709


The airline confirmed the following flights will be delayed and travellers should plan around the following times for Tuesday 17 October:
 

(HLA) Lanseria, ZA to (CPT) Cape Town, ZAJE701 will depart at 09:35. 

(DUR) Durban, ZA to (HLA) Lanseria, ZA JE612 will depart at 07:35.

(HLA) Lanseria, ZA to (DUR) Durban, ZA  JE615 will depart at 09:10.

(JNB) Johannesburg, ZA to (CPT) Cape Town, ZA JE123 will depart at 08:00.

(HLA) Lanseria, ZA to (DUR) Durban, ZA JE615 will depart at 09:10.

(JNB) Johannesburg, ZA to (CPT) Cape Town, ZA JE123 will depart at 08:00.

(CPT) Cape Town, ZA to (JNB) Johannesburg, ZA JE144 will depart at 10:40.

(JNB) Johannesburg, ZA to (GRJ) George, ZA JE821 will depart at 13:10.

(GRJ) George, ZA to (JNB) Johannesburg, ZA JE826 will depart at 15:40.

(JNB) Johannesburg, ZA to (CPT) Cape Town, ZA JE151 will depart at 17:30.

(CPT) Cape Town, ZA to (JNB) Johannesburg, ZA JE158 will depart at 19:20.

(CPT) Cape Town, ZA to (BFN) Bloemfontein, ZA JE408 will depart at 12:30.

(BFN) Bloemfontein, ZA to (CPT) Cape Town, ZA JE413 will depart at 14:45.

(JNB) Johannesburg, ZA to (CPT) Cape Town, ZA JE133 will depart at 12:05.

(CPT) Cape Town, ZA to (HLA) Lanseria, ZA  JE712 will depart at 14:05.

(DUR) Durban, ZA to (JNB) Johannesburg, ZA JE252 will depart at 10:25.

(JNB) Johannesburg, ZA to (PLZ) Port Elizabeth, ZA JE541 will depart at 16:35.

(PLZ) Port Elizabeth, ZA to (JNB) Johannesburg, ZA JE548 will depart at 18:55.

(DUR) Durban, ZA to (CPT) Cape Town, ZA JE337 will depart at 11:20.

(CPT) Cape Town, ZA to (JNB) Johannesburg, ZA JE166 will depart at 15:00.

(DUR) Durban, ZA to (HLA) Lanseria, ZA JE638 will depart at 17:30.

(HLA) Lanseria, ZA to (DUR) Durban, ZA JE645 will depart at 19:05.

(DUR) Durban, ZA to (CPT) Cape Town, ZA JE369 will depart at 20:00.


Passengers are advised to keep an eye on Mango's social media page for updates - the airline advises that all passengers on these flights will be re-accommodated on other flights, saying, "Please just proceed to the Mango check-in desk and you will be assisted. Please arrive as early as you can". 

Fin24 reports Solidarity trade union members, which represents 95% of the pilots at the low-cost Mango airline, went on strike on Monday morning after the trade union failed to reach a settlement in salary negotiations with Mango’s management on Sunday.

 ALSO SEE: What to do when your flight gets cancelled 

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