Mango eyes international expansion as new domestic route set to take off

by adminOctober 7, 2015

Mango‘s new Lanseria to Durban flight route is set to take off  on 15 October but the low cost airline has confirmed that it has more plans for route expansions in the pipeline.

Hein Kaiser confirmed that Mango is looking at possible route expansions to Mauritius and Kilimanjaro, stating the airline is “exploring several routes, both domestic and regional, as the airline continues to seek growth”.

“Fleet and network additions are planned for the following 24 months as well as frequency increases on rapidly developing routes such as between Port Elizabeth and Johannesburg,” Kaiser said.

The airline’s new Lanseria Durban route will see Mango operate an initial twice-daily service in the mornings and late afternoons while a fourth early morning frequency between Cape Town and Lanseria has been added.

The new Lanseria Durban schedule will be as follows:

Lanseria to Durban departing 08:55 and 18:20

Durban to Lanseria departing 07:50 and 16:30

Its new Cape Town to Lanseria schedule sees the additional flight depart from Cape Town at 06:10.

“Mango is geared for further growth, despite tougher competition and a challenging domestic market. While trading conditions remain tough and some competitors have had to adopt a flexible schedule as a consequence, our average load factors have shown that there remains opportunity for business development, in particular our expansion out of Lanseria.”

Over the past 6 months the airline has maintained an average 82% load factor across its network with an average of 1500 flights and more than 220 000 Guests carried every month.







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