Port Elizabeth, known as South Africa's Friendly City, just got a brand new route.
As from 11 July 2019, Mango Airlines will add a new route between Port Elizabeth and Lanseria, Johannesburg. The budget airline is adding two flights a day to start with, and will monitor the uptake by South African travellers.
The flights will be serviced by Mango’s New Generation Boeing fleet that is currently being fitted with Winglet Technology to reduce the airline’s carbon footprint and save on fuel. Marelize Labuschagne, acting CEO at Mango Airlines says:
“We are very excited to finally launch this route – an enormous amount of work has been done to increase our network out of Lanseria. This additional route is a win for both cities, and Mango is privileged to be a part of boosting local tourism. At a time when our economy needs stimulating Mango has set its sights on unlocking the immense social and economic value that tourism provides.”
Eastern Cape Gauteng commuters will now have this additional option into Lanseria thanks to the collaboration between the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber, the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan, the Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC), Airports Company South Africa (ACSA), Lanseria International Airport and Mango Airlines.
Labuschagne adds, “We are expecting that the route will capture a combination of business and leisure travellers originating from the Southern and Northern parts of Johannesburg, the wider Gauteng province and beyond. Port Elizabeth is the gateway to the Garden Route and a highly populated tourist area so we are expecting this to be a popular network choice.”
Lanseria International Airport offers a gateway to the Northern Province as well as tourist hubs such as The Cradle of Humankind and Sun City.
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