|Founded||30 October 2006|
|Hubs||O. R. Tambo International Airport|
|Focus cities||Cape Town International Airport|
|Parent company||South African Airways|
|Headquarters||Kempton Park, Gauteng|
|Key people||Nic Vlok CEO|
Mango was launched on 30 October 2006, with bookings going on sale at midnight on the same date. Mango's first flight took place on 15 November 2006. Mango planned to join Star Alliance as a Connecting Partner in the third quarter of 2016 but the plan has been put on hold due to South African Airways' financial state.
Mango is 100% owned by South African Airways, which is itself owned by the government of South Africa, but Mango operates independently as a low-cost airline with its own Board and balance sheet.
Financial and operational figures for Mango are fully incorporated within the SAA Group figures.
Not all the results in the Group reports are broken down to subsidiary level, however, and therefore some figures below are from press reports. As of March 2020, no results for Mango have been released for 2018 and 2019 because SAA has not itself released its Group results. (Figures below as at year ending 31 March:)
|Net Profit/Loss before tax (Rm)||40.3||38.0||−36.9|
|Net Profit/Loss after tax (Rm)||loss||10.9||13.7||0.3||c. −92.8||39.1||−16.1||12.5|
|Number of passengers (m)||1.5||1.3||1.3||1.4||1.6||1.8||2.3||2.5||3.0||2.9|
|Passenger load factor (%)||86||77||81.3||82.4||81.0||83.2|
|Number of staff (at year end)||598||713|
|Number of aircraft (at year end)||4||4||4||5||7||6||8||9||10||10|
Grounding (28 April 2021)
Mango was grounded due to non-payments and debt to ACSA (Airports Company of South Africa) on 28 April 2021. No Mango airliners are allowed to either depart or land at any ACSA airport in South Africa as of 28 April 2021. Only a statement of apology was issued by the company. It is to be seen if any money from government which was granted to South African Airways (of which Mango is a subsidiary) is to be allocated to Mango as a bailout.
Before having all of its flights grounded on 28 April 2021, Mango served the following destinations:
|Boeing 737-800||14||—||186||Former South African Airways aircraft.|
As a low-cost airline, Mango features a uniform fleet of aircraft with high seating density. Mango also offers online ticketing. A standard booking does not include food and drinks. Mango offers a buy on board programme offering food and drinks for purchase.
Mango provides an in-flight magazine Mango Juice and used to offer Mango TV, a former daily in flight entertainment programme viewable on the drop-down televisions placed throughout the aircraft. In-flight Wi-Fi is also available on all flights for a fee, except on ZS-VDB as this is an older aircraft. Wi-fi services are provided by G-Connect, a local internet broadband provider.
South African Airways Voyager members can redeem SAA Voyager miles with Mango, but are not yet able to earn SAA Voyager miles with Mango. No other SAA Voyager benefits, such as additional baggage, upgrades or lounge access are applicable when using SAA Voyager miles to pay for a Mango flight.
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