Mango is currently the only airline offering direct flights from Johannesburg, South Africa to Zanzibar. The quick flight is just short of 4 hours long.
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Want to have a bit hakuna matata on the sandy beaches of Zanzibar? You can now travel on Mango Airlines flights from Johannesburg to Zanzibar (JNB-ZNZ) - previously Mango flights could only be booked as part of package holidays through Africastay. The flights are in Mango's signature Boeing 737-800 planes. Mango is also the only airline currently operating direct flights from South Africa to the island.
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1 February 2014 : Rating 3/5 : "I would like to relate my experience with Mango. We had booked our flights with 1 time Airline to fly to Zanzibar on a holiday in December 2012. Lo and behold, 1 time was liquidated and we were in a dilemma. Our white sandy beaches dream holiday seemed like a distant glimmer. Mango fortunately came to the rescue and we were on our way to a dream holiday and Jambo! what a fabulous holiday it was. However, when we were due to leave Zanzibar, our flight was delayed by 5 hours. Apparently, there was a technical problem and the plane had to return to South Africa. After a long day at a very uncomfortable airport in Zanzibar, where the toilets are in poor condition and no proper restaurants to have a decent meal (just samoosa’s and pies!) our plane arrived. We were so relieved to get out of the airport and were really hoping for a decent sandwich (at least) on the plane because by then we were all starving. We were seated towards the end of the plane which meant that by the time the meal service got to us, food was sold out! My family of four (children were 13 and 11years then) had to share 2 muffins and there was nothing we could do about it. Although we are grateful for Mango to coming to our rescue from 1 time, this is my memory of Mango’s inaugural flight to Zanzibar. I hope by now they have improved their catering service and provide for all passengers on long distance flights." Shani Bhageloo
Mango flies twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays, with flight JE9269 scheduled to leave OR Tambo International Airport at 10h00 and land in Zanzibar at 14h50. The return flight from Zanzibar to Johannesburg is also Tuesdays & Saturdays (flight JE9270 is scheduled to leave ZNZ at 16h00 and arrive at JNB at 18h45). In December 2013 Mango added on 2 flights a week, also on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
07 June 2016. Mango recently said that interest to the Spice island has grown significantly since they first launched the route and that last year alone they carried 26 000 passengers to and from the island. Nico Bezuidenhout, Mango CEO, said: “We are already considering additional frequencies for the year-end period as sustained growth continues.” Bezuidenhout further explains that he believes the success of the route can be attributed to not only affordable flights but affordable accommodation on the island as well. “It has been a success story for us," he finishes.
21 September 2013. Mango launches scheduled flights from Johannesburg to Zanzibar. Starting prices are R2554* for outbound flights and R2880* for the return flight from Zanzibar to Johannesburg.
March 2013. Mango Airlines launches charter flights from Johannesburg to Zanzibar, with AfricaStay. There is one flight a week, on Tuesdays.
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