Mango Airlines


Mango Airline

Mango Airlines, best known for their cheap local flights, was established in 2006 and is owned by the South African Government, which makes it part/subsidiary of the well-known South-African Airways.They first launched end October 2006 with their first flight on 15 November 2006.

They have operated with the best on-time performance in South African skies for many years and continue to have the lowest cost base domestically that allows for continued affordable fares. They operate a fleet of new generation Boeing 737-800 aircrafts with a seating capacity of 186.They’re known as South Africa's most innovative airline and are the only African airline to offer on-board Wi-Fi.



Mango only flies domestic, which includes flights like:

  • Cape Town → Durban, Lanseria and Johannesburg
  • Durban → Cape Town, Johannesburg and Lanseria
  • Lanseria → Cape Town, Durban
  • George → Johannesburg
  • Johannesburg → Cape Town, Durban, George and Port Elizabeth
  • Port Elizabeth → Johannesburg

 A few facts about Mango Airlines:

  • It’s one of the cheapest airlines in South Africa;
  • Their first ever flight was on 15 November 2006 and carried 186 passengers in a single flight;
  • Mango Airlines consist of nine aircrafts;
  • SAA is the parent company of Mango Airlines;
  • The company’s CEO is Nico Bezuidenhout; and
  • Mango’s hub is based in Johannesburg at O.R. Tambo International Airport;
  • Mango received an international Budgie Award in 2007 for its marketing.

Mango Statistics –

Mango’s success rate is exceptionally well in South Africa at the various major city airports, namely:

  • Johannesburg (O.R. Tambo International Airport)
  • Cape Town International Airport
  • Durban (King Shaka International Airport)

The statistics will follow below:

Airport Target  15 Min on Time Performance Year to Date 15 Min on Time Performance March 2017
O.R. Tambo International Airport 87% 85.68% 82.31%
Cape Town International Airport 90% 89.41% 85.48%
King Shaka International Airport 91% 90.18% 87.29%

FlyMango Physical Address

Mezzanine Level, Domestic Departure Terminal, O.R. Tambo International Airport 1627

FlyMango Prices

Mango’s airline ticket prices vary from day to day. When you must travel on a less popular, like a Monday morning or a Sunday, you will pay cheaper than on popular days, i.e. Fridays, public holidays and long weekends. Be on the lookout for Mango’s Happy Days Sales. These are flight specials the airline offers, which run over several days. The Happy Day Sales typically run from Tuesday mornings until Wednesdays at 21:00, but it might vary. Please don’t wait until the last minute to book these. The early bird catches the worm! For the latest prices from Mango and many other airlines.

FlyMango Flight Booking

When booking your flights on Mango or any local airline, be sure when you would like to fly, where you would like to fly and how (economy or business) you would like to fly. Just follow our easy steps and we will show you all the latest prices and booking availability. Should circumstances arise later where you must amend a booking or change the name, an administration fee will be charged, so rather try to avoid that.

Please note:

  • The recommended check-in time is two hours prior to departure;
  • The boarding gate closes 40 minutes before the scheduled time of departure;
  • Passengers who arrive after this time will need to make alternative travel arrangements;
  • Bookings made within 24 hours of departure will not be able to make use of Mobi check-in;
  • Mobi check-in is not available for flights departing from George and Bloemfontein. Guests, however, are encouraged to use the Mango check-in counters at these airports.

FlyMango Flight Schedule

Schedules vary from day to day and there is no set time for any flight a month in advance. To obtain times for specific dates, be sure to visit our travel site. Figure 1:


Mango Airlines and FlyMango Contact Info



Mango can be contacted on their website: Mango Call Centre:



FlyMango Physical Address Mezzanine Level, Domestic Departure Terminal, O.R. Tambo International Airport 1627