Mango Airlines is a South African low cost airline operating domestic and regional flights. The airline celebrates 10 years in the industry this November!
Mango Airlines SOC Ltd is now the official name of the airline, although it was original registered as TULCA (PTY) LTD - an acronym standing for "The Ultimate Low Cost Carrier".
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Domestic Departure Terminal, OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, Gauteng 1627, South Africa
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Mango Airlines flights are rated 4.9/5 based on 141 customer reviews, making it the best rated low cost carrier in South Africa.
Mango Airlines (IATA code JE)is a low cost state-owned airline and subsidiary of SAA. They have been operational since 15 November 2006, but have hit hard times recently. The airline mostly operated on the busy domestic routes, often competing with other low cost airlines like kulula and FlySafair. They also offered flights from Johannesburg to Zanzibar.
While SAA had long taken care of Mango, they have recently cut them loose and now the airline is up for sale. Hopefully it won't be too long before the orange planes take to the skies again!
Mango credit card bookings : Fraud has escalated substantially, so you will be required to present the credit card or debit card with which you have booked, at the time of checking in for your flight. If you do not present the card or a verifiable copy thereof, you wont be allowed to board the plane. If somebody else in a different city has booked on your behalf, then you must produce a copy of the card & the card holder's ID. For example, the card holder might scan it in and email it to you or fax it to you.
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Review by Leatitia Weyers on 2018-04-13: "Mango Airlines will always be my first choice of Airline because of the BEST PRICES, GOOD SERVICE at all times in terms of FIRENDLY STAFF and good CLIENT SERVICE.
I am two months away from retirement and in appreciation of my husband and children’s support over the years, I am thinking of surprising them with a short holiday in Durban. With my last flight (with Mango), my daughter and grandson (aged 5) came to fetch me at the Airport. For the first time in his life, little Jean saw a real aeroplane and could not believe his eyes. We struggled to get him away from the window – we later succeeded but not without tears. His words to me was: “Grandma, pleeeease will you take me on the Orange plane … I want to fly on the Orange Plane. I would love to fulfil this little individual’s wishes and dreams. itemReviewed
Mango normally offers the best prices, but considering that I have to finance 8 return tickets from Cape Town to Durban, it totals to quite an amount. For this reason a VOUCHER will be much appreciated!!!" Rating 5/5
2022-01-18: Mango Airlines is still up for sale. There is reportedly a lot of interest in the airline, but none of it seems serious at this stage. Reportedly none of the interested parties have been able to produce 'acceptable' financial proof to support their offers.
2021-10-13: Mango Airlines has suspended all operations for the time being. The airline has racked up a significant amount of debt and have no way of settling it. They are still awaiting funding from SAA, which has been delayed as SAA recently returned to service.
2021-07-26: SAA Interim CEO Thomas Kgokolo, confirmed that Mango Airlines will enter business rescue. "We are currently in consultation with our key stakeholders in terms of how we can manage that particular process," he said. This follows months of uncertainty for Mango which they hoped would come to an end after the Approrpriation Bill passed Parliament last month. SAA still hasn't passed on any money from the government bailout, resulting in Mango staff going unpaid. The airline has been operating Cape Town - Johannesburg and Johannesburg - Durban flights for the last few months, much reduced from their previous route schedule.
2021-07-01: President Ramaphosa signed the bill last night allowing SAA to appropriate R2,7 billion of their government funding to their subsidiaries. R819 million will go towards Mango, who are acting like the money is already in their account. The airline has loaded inventory for the entire month of July on selected routes. Currently flights are available between Cape Town - Durban, Johannesburg - Durban and Cape Town - Johannesburg. All routes are however still listed on their website. This seems to validate reports that the airline currently only has two aircraft left - despite formerly having a fleet of 14.
2021-05-31: Mango currently has no inventory loaded for June 2021. The airline bought themselves some additional time, avoiding the need to go into business rescue in May 2021 when it was announced they would receive some of SAA's government funding. While OUTA is fighting SAA on appropriating government funding for their subsidiaries, it leaves SAA in the lurch. It is unclear whether the airline will be able to operate this month without the necessary funding being released.
2021-05-18: After operating day-to-day for the last few weeks, Mango airlines has finally loaded inventory a little further in advance. They have now loaded flights until the end of May, with the future of the airline still hanging in the balance while they wait for funds from SAA.
2021-05-10: Mango has received the go-ahead to continue operations until the 11th of May 2021, by when they will hopefully receive their share of R2,7 billion in SAA funding earmarked for subsidiaries. The funding is expected to come from SAA's government bail-out of R7,8 billion, originally only intended to settle SAA debts and allow the airline to restart operations. If the new Special Appropriation Bill gets approved, SAA will pay over the funds to Mango and SAA Technical leaving the airline without enough money to restart operations. The airline also won't be able to offer refunds to clients affected by the airline's grounding and subsequently without the trust of the public and trade. They will also still compete with Mango on domestic flight routes.
2021-04-30: The airline retracted their statement regarding the cancellation of domestic flights for May and June, stating that they will in fact continue operating domestically in May 2021. Their Zanzibar flights remain cancelled for the time being.
2021-04-26: Mango Airlines are experiencing severe financial pressure, possibly facing business rescue. The airline announced that their last flight to Zanzibar will depart on the 27th of April 2021 and they have had to suspend domestic operations from May onward. The hope is for the airline to secure additional funding soon and to resume operations in due time, although nothing is confirmed as yet.
2020-10-05: Mango Airlines has reached an agreement with SAAT. SAAT will continue maintaining, servicing and providing daily pre-flight checks on SAA and Mango aircraft as per usual.
2020-09-26: Mango Airlines has been grounded due to SAAT refusing to provide the airline with technical support due to outstanding debts. The airline has long been suspected of being technically bankrupt and in the same financial position as that of parent airline SAA. Mango also has outstanding debt from Lanseria Airport, which explains their move to cease operations from the airport. Against all odds though, the airline is still operational and have leased other aircraft to keep up with their current schedule. Passengers report frequent time changes, but no other disruptions.
2020-03-25: Mango Airlines has suspended all domestic operations during the official lockdown. They have also suspended in-flight catering effective from the 25th of March 2020.
2020-02-26: Mango Airlines has reportedly cancelled all flights operating from Lanseria Airport from the 1st of April 2020. The airline hasn't made an official statement, but they are reportedly moving all operations to OR Tambo International Airport. There are no flights departing from or arriving at Lanseria Airport available on Mango's website after the 31st of March 2020. Other low-cost carriers operating flights to Lanseria include Kulula and FlySafair, both of who will likely step up their flight frequency to account for the increased demand. This likely relates to some of the changes SAA has had to implement over the last few months, showing that Mango is indeed affected as well.
2020-01-30: Mango has cancelled their Lanseria - Port Elizabeth effective from 15 January 2020. Affected passengers will be accommodated on OR Tambo to Port Elizabeth flights or will be refunded.
2019-07-02: Former Mango CEO Nico Bezuidenhout is returning! Before his resignation to join fastjet, he had served as Mango's CEO for 13 years. His return on the 1st of October 2019 will likely see the airline accelerate the group's turnaround strategy.
2018-11-12: Mango has appointed their chief financial officer Marelize Labuschagne as their new temporary CEO, replacing Nic Vlok. Marelize has been with Mango since 2013 and says that she will focus on the sustainable three-year business plan. She is however not blind to the challenges the airline faces. "The main challenge is the current distressed economic environment that we are facing, coupled with the fuel price volatility," she said.
2018-01-15: Mango has taken over a number of previously SAA-operated flights between OR Tambo - Cape Town and OR Tambo - Durban. As a result there will be more Mango flights and Mango codeshare flights available through SAA. This is part of SAA's ongoing operation to optimise their schedule.
2016-12-05: Travellers heading to OR Tambo on Mango Airlines before the 15th of January 2017 will each receive a complimentary Gautrain card. They can then get Mango vouchers to the value of money they have loaded on the cards, capped at R250.
2016-11-16: Mango has upped frequency of flights between Johannesburg and Zanzibar this December by adding two return flights. The airline has announced that they are at 100% capacity and would consider adding additional capacity should the demand justify it.
Mango offers domestic flights to Johannesburg (both Lanseria and OR Tambo), Cape Town, Durban, George, Bloemfontein, Port Elizabeth, East London. Internationally they also offer flights from Johannesburg to Zanzibar and Mauritius.
OR Tambo - Cape Town (JNB-CPT)
Cape Town - Lanseria (CPT-HLA)
OR Tambo - Durban King Shaka (JNB-DUR)
Cape Town - OR Tambo (CPT-JNB)
Lanseria - Cape Town (HLA-CPT)
Cape Town - Durban (CPT-DUR)
Lanseria - Durban King Shaka (HLA_DUR)
Cape Town - Bloemfontein (CPT-BFN)
Johannesburg - George (JNB-GRJ)
Port Elizabeth - OR Tambo (PLZ-JNB)
Johannesburg - Port Elizabeth (JNB-PLZ)
George - OR Tambo (GRJ-JNB)
Johannesburg - Zanzibar (JNB-ZNZ)
Bloemfontein - Cape Town (BFN-CPT)
Durban - OR Tambo (DUR-JNB)
Zanzibar - OR Tambo (ZNZ-JNB)
Durban - Lanseria (DUR-HLA)
Durban - Cape Town (DUR-CPT)
Durban - Bloemfontein (discontinued)
Johannesburg - Bloemfontein (discontinued)
Cape Town to Port Elizabeth (discontinued)
Mango Airlines no longer flies to East London.
Mango Airlines has the rights to fly to Mauritius, but has not exercised them yet.
Here's a simulated landing of a Mango Airlines plane at Cape Town International Airport:
There are 2 types of baggage:
Checked Baggage which is kept in the hold of the plane away from the passenger cabin. Passengers have a free baggage allowance up 20kg, and infants up to 10kg. Those flying on Mango Plus have a 30kg baggage allowance. An excess baggage charge applies if these weight limits are exceeded, but no bags will be allowed onto the plane if they weight more than 32kg.
Carry-on luggage which passengers keep in the cabin (either in the overhead lockers or under the seat in front of them - if both these are full, then it's possible that the cabin crew will place it in the hold). One piece of carry-on luggage is allowed per passenger and may not be larger than 55cm x 40cm x 20 cm or weigh more than 7kg (as well as a handbag & overcoat). Anything that could be used a weapon, or appears as if it could, will not be allowed on board the flight.
There are special rules regarding the transport of bicycles, bowling equipment, diving equipment, dry ice, fishing gear, golf bags & equipment, liquids, surfboards, tennis racquets & weapons.
It's possible that the above requirements have changed since this page was set up, be sure to check the latest conditions when you purchase your Mango Airlines flight ticket.
It's usually Kulula that runs the ads which take a dig at their competitors, such as the "Most South African Airlines" & the "Man Go" radio ad; but on 18 February 2014 Mango came out with this one: "With Mango pay only R30 per extra kg. Makes our competitors green with envy". The ad is in Kulula green :) And of course Mango has only one competitor in the budget carrier mould - Kulula. I think it's the first time the airline has run an ad with competitor connotations.
Pets may travel in the cargo section of the plane. See Mango pet travel for details.
There are special rules for transporting bikes with Mango (click to read).
Kiddies' Filled Rolls R15, Filled Croissants R32 (only available on morning flights), Packet of Chips R7, Biltong R30, Soft Drinks R12-R15, Juice R12, Water R10, Wine R30, Beers R18, Spirits R30, Coddee R10 and Cappuccino R15. There is also a Pastry Basket with scones, crossants and muffins available on the menu for R15 each. It does not say so on their menu but this basket is only available on their morning flights.
*These prices were last updated in December 2015. Unfortunately Mango Juice is not available online so this can't be updated as frequently as we want to.
Mango Airline's fleet consists of 8 new generation Boeing 737-800s, of which 6 have G-Connect WiFi fitted.
Mango received 2 new B737-800s in August 2013, which were fitted with a new seating arrangement, offering between 6 & 7.5cm additional legroom. The seats also weigh less, and the design allows the same density of seats currently offered. Up to April 2014, Mango are replacing their entire fleet's seats with the new seats.
Mango Airline leases six B737-800 aircraft from its parent company, South African Airways (South African Airways, in turn, leases the aircraft from a leasing company, Gecas, which owns the aircraft).
One of the Mango planes has had Brother International branding on it since January 2013.
With DIY Check-In you can select your seat, and leave your baggage at the drop-off counter at the airport. Note that:
Online check-in opens 24 hrs prior to flight departure & closes 3 hrs prior to flight departure
Bookings made within 24 hrs of flight departure cannot use online check-in
Travellers must print out their Boarding Pass
Travellers must confirm the relevant Gate Number
Travellers must have valid Identification ready at time of boarding
Travellers with check-in luggage must report to the drop off desk at least one hour before flight departure
Carry-on baggage may not exceed one piece of 7kg and not exceed 115cm in dimension
Travellers must present the credit card used to make the booking, at the boarding gate - failure to do so will result in travel being denied. This unfortunately does happen from time to time.
In addition to their standard economy class tickets, Mango offers Mango Flex tickets which allow holders to change the date, time and destinations of their tickets. For those passengers wanting even more, Mango Plus tickets also allow holders to utilise a business class lounge, 10kg extra luggage, and vouchers for "free" meals. We have found that Mango Flex tickets are sometimes cheaper than standard Mango Airlines tickets.
Mango Airlines are able to assign someone to assist at the airport. Mango have on board storage for wheelchairs, but it is limited for each flight, and so travellers should call 011-086-6100 to reserve one for their booking.
Vodacom has partnered with G-Connect to provide the service. All their planes are now WiFi equipped. The system uses satellite-based connectivity to offer speeds of up to 4Mbps.
"In a highly competitive market where everything tastes like chicken, it's important to taste like beef. Innovation is a cornerstone of our business along with sustained affordable fares that are relative to the prevailing market." said Mr Nico Bezuidenhout, Chief Executive of Mango Airlines.
2013-11-04 Note that wifi is not always available on Mango's plane. The Advertising Standards Authority ruled that the current ad for Mango WiFi Internet should be withdrawn, following a complaint that it was not available.
20 Aug 2012 Mango's CEO updates us on their wifi:
August 2012 Mango Airlines offers a 50% discount on its WiFi facilities on the Cape Town - Johannesburg flight route, and also offers Facebook & Twitter for free (bar video uploads). Nico Bezuidenhout, the Chief Executive of Mango Airlines said that “Uptake of in-flight Wi-Fi has been phenomenal. Approximately 8% of all Guests on enabled aircraft are online during flight at this time. This is in line with global usage benchmarks. Discounting usage as we approach the end of the beta phase as well as opening up social media at no cost should drive increased adoption of the service.”
Review by Debbie Venster on 2017-08-30: "My husband, myself and my 2 daughters took a trip with Mango Airlines from Cape Town to Durban in January this year. Both me and my youngest daughter were terrified! We boarded the plane feeling quite shaky, but not for long. Once we were seated and the hostesses were explaining all the safety rules we calmed down. I must say the calming way they spoke really helped my daughter's nerves. We're looking to travel with them again in the future." Rating 5/5
Review by Maruva Ndlovu on 2018-03-19: "My last flight was a Mango flight from Lanseria to Cape Town. It was such a joy to use Mango.
The staff/cabin crew was welcoming and they really value each customer. The snacks we bought on the flight were not only reasonably priced but were yummy too.
I chose the airline because the tickets were the cheapest I could find at the time of booking.
The flight ETA was a few minutes earlier than expected. The pilot kept us informed of all the happenings and also notable geographic locations we passed. The flight was overall smooth.
On a scale of 1 to 5 I would definitely rate Mango at a five considering it’s a low cost airline and meets all the basic needs for a pocket conscious traveller.
I was traveling for my annual January trip to Cape Town before going back to work. The trip allows me to reflect on the past year and lay out goals for the current year.
The trip is always worthwhile and relaxing. There’s so much to explore in Cape Town and it’s a wonderful feeling to be able to tick off items from my bucket list.
Booking with Mango rocks!!!" Rating 5/5
Review by Debbie Miller on 2017-09-12: "I recently flew to Zanzibar with Mango with my family of four. I was not really looking forward to flying for 4 hours plus on a budget airline, but my oh my my, was I pleasantly surprised! The check in was quick and professional, the flight was on time, the seats were comfortable with loads of leg room, and the cherry on top was the cabin crew. They were professional , efficient but what set them apart was the sense that they were really enjoying what they were doing - all with a great sense of humour! Thank you Mango - looking forward to flying with you again one day!" Rating 5/5
Review by Sue Mullen on 2016-08-12: "The last time I flew within South Africa was in early 2014. I flew with Mango airlines, and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. I had been out of the country for a few years, and could not believe how reasonable the fares were. Add to that the friendly, professional staff at the check in and the comfortable seating, and my journey was the best I had had in a long time. I was living in Madagascar at the time, so I was used to an unprofessional airline that always ran late (if at all), with cabin crew that seemed to be under the impression that they were doing the passengers a favour. Most impressive of all was the wonderful cabin crew - I have flown on other budget airlines around the world, and most of their cabin crew appeared to have been trained by my high school headmistress. Thank you Mango for the wonderful service - if I could afford it I would fly more often." Rating 5/5
Review by Precious Dimba on 2016-06-27: "I recently flew from Durban to Cape Town on board a Mango flight . I've always loved and trusted Mango Airlines so naturally whenever I am flying, it is my airline of choice. I often have to travel for school (as was the reason now) and a good travelling experience is most important to me. As per usual, the flight was great! I love the fact that they now have more leg room (really appreciated!) The hostesses were awesome and most accomodating. On a scale, I'd give the flight experience a 5!" Rating 5/5
Review by Surisha Sunker on 2016-02-08: "From booking my ticket to flying with Mango, I have received excellent and friendly services. The hospitality of the crew was amazing and the flight, even better. It was indeed a please flying with Mango. It's always good to fly up to your destination with great and homely people who are friendly and always willing to help and this contributes to feeling safe in a flight. I felt at ease during my flight. " Rating 4/5
Review by Fathima Haffejee on 2016-02-08: "I recently took a trip to Cape Town to visit a family member. Since it was a rushed decision, I quickly logged on to the Mango website for affordable flights and when I compared it to other airlines I knew I would end up choosing Mango and I am grateful that I did. The flight was excellent as well as the service on the plane, I wish to travel once again with my family and hope to carry on receiving the great deals as I plan to visit the Mother City again in March 2016." Rating 5/5
Review by Claire De Kock on 2016-02-16: "I often fly for business from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg. I usually opt for Mango as it is affordable, comfortable and I know I'm well looked after. I really enjoy the window seats as I enjoy the view and don't have to crouch my neck to gaze at clouds (This is my favourite way to enjoy the flight so relaxed. ) I enjoy the magazine onboard and love spoiling myself to some treats. I do find the staff very organised and friendly. It is always a pleasure. And I will continue to always fly with Mango." Rating 4/5
Review by Judith Glassom on 2016-02-04: "I recently flew with Mango from OR Tambo to Durban return and enjoyed the new aircraft with roomier seats and more leg room. Despite the warnings of bumpy flights owing to weather conditions, the flights were not turbulent and were on time, in fact I got back to Johannesburg earlier than anticipated. On the way to Durban a passenger was delayed in boarding and despite many calls for the passenger to board, eventually his/her luggage was taken off the plane and we were delayed. The flight crew and pilot were informative and despite the delay on the ground, I arrived in Durban in time. The staff were friendly and helpful and I enjoyed my flights tremendously. I would fly Mango any time, well done." Rating 4/5
Review by Shirley van Rooyen on 2016-01-05: "I booked my return flights for me and my sister-in-law from Durban to Cape Town with SouthAfrica.TO. We Left Durban on Monday, the 28th December 2015 at 07h50, landing in Cape Town at 10h05 on Mango flight JE325. I was so Impressed with Mango, they never fail to amaze me. The weather was so hot, and everyone was irritable, yet when we boarded everyone was so pleasant. The same with our return flight for me and my husband from Cape Town to Durban on 4th January 2016, leaving at 12h40, and landing at 14h40 in Durban. We had to wait in such a long queue going through the boarding gates, it was also hot and people were again irritable. Thank goodness the staff on the aircraft were so friendly and happy to see us. I also found that booking on SouthAfrica.TO was so quick and pleasant, thank you … I will definitely book through you again." Rating 5/5
Review by Aypril Tyers on 2015-11-05: "I had a sudden urge to travel to Joburg for my June holiday. I wanted to visit my family and to explore Joburg, because I have never seen it before. I'm a university student and studies had taken a toll on me and I needed a break. I was a little low on the budget and seeked an airline who would not throw my entertainment money for Joburg way out. I used Mango airlines. It was a return flight from Cape Town and to Joburg. I chose Mango, because they have a good reputation amongst my peers and they aren't as costly as their competitors. They departed on time! I had such a wonderful flight to Joburg, it was my first time on a plane ,so I was very excited. I got to sit next to the window. Where I saw the beautiful blue sky, the land below and the well structured wing of the plane. The airhostesses were professional and so helpful. I'm very claustrophobic, but the seating space is quite roomy and it didnt unsettle me at all. I made a few friends on my return flight, who I still keep in contact with today. I had a great time with Mango, so I would definitely use them the next time I fly. " Rating 5/5
Review by Zonica Lombard on 2015-09-07: "I recently flew to Cape Town with my mother to go to the universities open day. We flew via Mango Airlines because of the low price they offered for the flight. We flew from Johannesburg OR Tambo to Cape Town International Airport. The staff was wonderful, greeting me kindly and regularly offered drinks asking if I was comfortable. Even though I flew economy class,it felt like business class. The staff as well as the pilot made sure that everyone felt important and insured us of our safety. I was entertained by reading magazines and every now and a then by the pilots accent and funny jokes. I would strongly recommend flying with Mango Airlines, not only are they cheap but they make you feel so comfortable and safe." Rating 5/5
Review by Yolande Newman on 2015-08-31: "I took my son to Cape Town on his very first maiden flight and am so glad that it was with Mango. The airplane was so comfortable and the hostesses so friendly. The take off was punctual and the flight absolutely lovely. I specifically enjoyed our flight back as the pilot made me feel so comfortable in the way he was handling the plane and the landing was superb. One gets the idea that you will suffer some inconvenience because of the competitive prices Mango offers but on the contrary I think I can say with total honesty that I will opt for Mango as a first option in future every time. And YES...the prerecorded instructions were SO enjoyable. MUCH better than a very nervous air hostess that either speaks too loud or has an irritating voice. Mango ROCKS!!! " Rating 5/5
Review by Jessica Price on 2015-08-06: "I last travelled with Mango in December when visiting my sister in Cape Town for Christmas. I brought my ticket on line which in comparison was considerably less than other airlines. The service was excellent! I noticed that the flight attendants were particularly helpful to families with young children which I was impressed with. Everything ran smoothly and I arrived both sides stress-free and able to enjoy every moment of my holiday. I would rate Mango airlines 5/5! I am looking to book with them for this coming Christmas too. " Rating 5/5
Review by Gudani Sigama on 2015-07-16: "I was on a Mango flight on the 09th May 2015. I was going home for my sister's funeral, who passed away on the 06th of the same week. I was able to get the cheapest flight ticket R595 at Checkers store Walmer Park. I was sad but it was such a relief to get a low price like that. I know I can always trust Mango to provide affordable prices. And also the flight was very comfortable and enjoyable. I am going to Mauritius next month and I will be using a Mango flight from Port Elizabeth to O.R Tambo international airport. " Rating 4/5
Review by Nurjhaan Wyeth on 2015-07-07: "I am pleased to say that I have had wonderful experiences flying with Mango airlines. I flew with Mango twice this year and plan to fly with Mango again. I recently took a trip to Johannesburg from Cape Town with FlyMango and I had my little baby boy with me as well. He is a year of age and I think he enjoyed the trip just as much as I did. I chose fly Mango because the service is fantastic and come at the right times and the staff are amazing and always well presented. The flight was wonderful I truly loved it. If I should rate Mango I would definitely give it a 5. My trip was about visiting a loved one whom I had missed for so long and had an amazing time there in Johannesburg also knowing that I will be flying with the best back to Cape Town." Rating 5/5
Review by Sunil Morar on 2015-07-03: "I was down in August 2014 from the UK for a holiday to South Africa . As I have family in Johannesburg I travelled with my mum, wife and son to Johannesburg with Mango airlines. I was very satisfied with the service I received from Mango airline. Being a visitor from UK I thoroughly enjoyed my flight as we departed and arrived on time. The staff were very friendly and assisting as my mum was on a wheel chair. We received excellent service from Mango airlines. I am currently looking to travel again to Johannesburg and am looking forward to travelling with Mango again." Rating 5/5
Review by Savan Patel on 2015-06-30: "I am writing with regards to my trip from Durban to Johannesburg travelling on British airways in the month of April. My trip to Johannesburg was for a religious seminar at the lenasia BAPS Swaminarayan temple. I would like to thank British Arways for there remarkable service.The service offered at the airport, at ticket collection and by the air hostesses was incredible. I had a pleasant and safe journey with British Airways. The staff were very friendly and very assisting. I would use British Airways in future as I thoroughly enjoyed my journey travelling with British Airways." Rating 5/5
Review by Fanie Kuhn on 2015-06-24: "I am a frequent traveller to Durban (King Shaka International Airport) and Cape Town International Airport for my work so I often make use of Mango flights. I am truly very happy with the service I have received from Mango. All of my flights were on time and sometimes even landed earlier than expected. Mango flight attendants have always been very friendly with me. On one of my flights back from Cape Town International Airport to Lanseria Airport Airport there was a problem with the plane's captain seat and the flight was delayed. The Mango attendants handled the problem very professionally and within an hour plane was fixed and we could board the plane. Mango planes are always clean and it is a pleasure making use of Mango services. My luggage is always handled with care and I have never waited longer than 15min for my luggage at my destination. Can’t wait for my next travel with Mango Flights it is always a great pleasure." Rating 5/5
Review by Moosa Ayob on 2015-06-10: "I will highly recommend MANGO AIRLINE to all my family and friends , I had a most pleasant flight from Cape Town to Durban. Seats were clean service could not be fault take off and landing without a hitch, well done to pilots and Mango crew, Happy take off and safe landing, all the way Mango. Rating 5 /5
Review by Shaneez Pillay on 2015-04-21: "I recently flew to Cape Town from Johannesburg using another air provider and my experience was uncomfortable, cramped and my son was literally shoved up against the seat in front of him with no room to move. We decided to take another trip to Cape Town this time using Mango Airlines - What a pleasure! We had enough leg room, the food served was delicious, the staff so friendly and the comfort made flying much more easier. Checking in and out for our flights was a breeze then again staff at the respective airports were so friendly and helpful. Mango has these really bright orange signs which make it easier finding our correct station. Let's talk WIFI - on our way back from Cape Town we boarded one of Mango's aircrafts that served us with onboard WIFI - Usually the trip home is boring and anticipated but not in this case as we were kept busy using the WIFI and before you knew it we were home bound. I will definitely use Mango for all my travelling and since I was a first time flyer and then a second time flyer with Mango I will always choose Mango." Rating 5 /5
Review by Sarah Young on 2015-04-15: "On arrival at the airport I had no difficulty making my way to the mango check-in. There were quite a few people in the queue but it moved quickly and the staff was very efficient. The assistant was very polite and all the relevant questions were asked in a business like manner. I flew from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg on JE552, which was a very pleasant flight and the pilots were very informative. I spent a weekend with someone I have recently fallen in love with and was extremely sad to have to come home to Port Elizabeth. The friendly mango staff at O.R Tambo international instantly put a smile on my dial with there positive attitudes and vibrant personalities. Flying home to Port Elizabeth on flight JE543 was comfortable and I captured some photo's which left me speechless. The cabin crew were very friendly and very attentive to the needs of all. I will recommend flying with Mango to all travelers. I chose to fly on mango as their flights were very cheap and fair. I am a university student so I cannot afford to fly just any flight, therefore, was very impressed with the prices. I will be flying again shortly to see "my one and only." Rating 5 /5
Review by Darryl Bailey on 2015-04-15: "My experience with Mango airlines is pleasant and good experience.The flight was on time and landed on time.The hostesses were friendly and polite whilst the aircraft was clean and in good order.The Captain gave us as first time uses the confidence that we in good hands." Rating 5 /5
Review by Clarissa Fourie on 2015-03-23: "I had a very good experience with Mango and will highly recommend them to anyone. The space in the airplane was substantial and the cabin crew very friendly cabin crew made everything more worth while." Rating 5 /5
Review by Leticia Brito on 2015-03-23: "My fiancé and I flew to Zanzibar for our first time last July from Johannesburg to Zanzibar. We were embarking on a new venture here in Zanzibar. Our flight out from Johannesburg, where my fiancé's family lives, was on time and smooth. We didn't have any issues with our reservations, seats or flight! So many times we have had delays, unfriendly flight staff and very very scary flight experiences let alone rough landings! Mango airlines has been and will continue to be our ONLY source of air travel to and from Johannesburg! We love Mango airlines and promote the airline each and every time we speak to newcomers to the island!" Rating 5 /5
Review by Suzanne Pittaway on 2015-02-17: "I have been booking flights every second weekend from Lanseria to CT for the last 6 months… Only ONCE was the Mango flight late – and that was due to some person leaving their bag on the previous flight and for obvious security reasons the police were called which caused the flight to be delayed. IN FACT the last 4 flights have actually landed in Cape Town between 20 and 35 minutes early!!!! This has been an awesome experience with the service levels in SA dropping so badly one never really expects anything to be on time let alone early!!! THANK YOU MANGO AND ALSO THANK YOU FOR YOUR CHEAP FLIGHTS – ACROSS THE BOARD YOU ARE ALWAYS STILL THE CHEAPEST…AND BELIEVE ME WE CHECK AS FLYING EVERY TWO WEEKS IS EXPENSIVE!!" Rating 5 /5
Review by Jessica Price on 2015-02-14: "So, I recently came back from the UK after being away for a year with my internal flights being with Mango. It was pretty packed but the cheapest flight available. The stewardess was super friendly and it was amazing to fly into Durban with the sun setting. I said to the person next to me that it was South Africa's gift to me on coming back to her. The luggage came out super quickly and I was pretty much the first person out to greet my family which was fabulous. I love flying with mango because it is affordable and effective with friendly staff." Rating 4/5
Review by Deirdré Gideons on 2015-02-04: "This is the first time I take a flight with a national carrier and always joke with family and friends that I will never fly on a fruit.I took a flight from CPT Monday 26th Jan ( 14:55-17:00) and returned Tuesday 27th (18:30-20:45). I need you to commend both pilots for the superb manner in which they handled those flights. I only travel Qatar and Singapore, but those two pilots would be poached in a heartbeat if I owned an airline. Excellent service, excellent time, excellent flying!!!! Keep it up guys!" Rating 4/5
Review by Suthentira Govender on 2014-12-14: "Flying with Mango for the first time last month, made me realise that I had been flying the wrong budget airline all this while. I was most impressed with the fact that the flight from Durban to Johannesburg was on time. In addition the cabin crew were welcoming and friendly. I honestly felt that their service was better than SAA and BA which I have flown regularly. They were efficient and particularly attentive to the needs of mothers travelling with babies and young children. The flight I must admit was slightly bumpy, but that was no fault of the airline. I will definitely opt for Mango as my airline of choice for future travels." Rating 4/5
Review by Erna Joubert on 2014-11-21: "My most recent return flight (one of many, actually the third thus far in 2014) with Mango from Bloemfontein to Cape Town was on 29 October – 3 November 2014. As always with Mango, I once again had a very enjoyable flight. I am highly impressed with the improved legroom, which is one of the advantages of the new aircraft with its efficiently designed seats. Mango flights are ALWAYS on time, ALWAYS cheaper...the best Low Cost Airline in South Africa. As a bonus it provides on-board WI-FI, which was utilised by many passengers during these flights." Rating 5/5
Review by Sean Stein on 2014-10-31: "As usual - given the great, pleasant efficiency of your staff, I received an almost-immediate, kind gift of a marginal discount on my next flight. I plan to fly to Cape Town at the end of the week for both Business and Pleasure...then off to Jozi on Business. The following is what we really appreciate when flying Mango Airlines - 1. The Service is simply efficient - and honestly represented and advertised ~ from engaging on your Website, to receiving your Promo stuff. One can make quick and reliable - informed and immediate decisions. We are inundated with Info ~ it's great to be immediate and deal promptly ~ that's how we need to do business! 2. I feel safe on your Airline. Critical for me! 3. Your Airline is in the main part very reliable! Missing meetings can be both embarrassing and costly. 4. Your prices are very competitive and fair. 5. Your Air Hostesses are very friendly - they make the "chore" of flying that much more pleasant. Thanks Mango Airlines! Thanks for the Great Combo of Product + Service efficiently delivered! Mango take the Hassle out of flying...." Rating 5/5
Review by Margaret Thomson on 2014-10-16: "I travelled on your flight from PE early on Monday 13th Oct. Flight No JE623 to CapeTown at 9.00 and as I was about to check in another passenger pulling luggage rode right over my foot. Unfortunately they ripped my big toe badly and blood went all over my foot and sandal. I spoke to the lady as I checked in and asked if they had a First Aid kit. She asked what the matter was and I explained the issue to her. She looked and said that I needed to go to the Emergency room to get it sorted out. She accompanied me there and I had excellent first aid and super care from all concerned. There were 2 Mango Counters open and the Check in person was on the right hand side." Rating 5/5
Review by Astrid Sanders on 2014-10-17: "This was my first flight on Mango Airlines and although I wasn't blown away we did fly quite comfortably. We flew from Cape Town to Lanseria and connected from an international flight from OR Tambo back to Cape Town. The check-in staff at all the airports were very friendly. Our first flight was Cape Town to Lanseria which we quite enjoyed as the airplane felt newer. Our only quip was that the plane hadn't been cleaned in between flights (we literally saw the passengers leaving the plane as we queued to board) and there was food on the floor. On our return flight to Cape Town we unfortunately selected the seats in front of the emergency exit which couldn't recline, so we struggled to make up some lost sleep. We also encountered a not-so-friendly airhostess who wouldn't accommodate my request for water 5 minutes before the drink service began despite the fact that I was coughing like crazy. I guess the rules are there for a reason, but I think she could have a made an exception in these circumstances. All in all I probably will fly Mango again as our overall experience wasn't bad and the mobile app worked like a bomb. The Mango Juice is also a great publication and I found it a quite entertaining read." Rating 3/5
Review by Sean Stein on 2014-10-16: "I travel on Mango Airlines fairly often. I have one pleasant experience after the other! The flights leave on time - the Flight Prices are at the least very competitive - the staff are pleasant...helpful and polite. Its an efficient, reasonably priced service - all in all! I will continue to fly Mango SA. - they are sweet - just like a Margo! Most of my very positive experiences with Mango Airlines to date rate around 4 - thanks for the efficiency with which you have responded to my "Critique" It seem that Mango Airlines are indeed "jacked-up"." Rating 4/5
Review by Tamsyn Mare on 2014-10-09: "Last weekend I had booked a flight to Cape Town as I was attending the Rocking the Daisies festival over the weekend. I always get a slight panic when I’m going to fly as I always worry that the flight is going to be delayed or that something is going to go wrong at the airport or on my way to the airport. I like to call it – pre-flight anxiety! Luckily for me – I’m always put at ease as soon as I get to the Mango counter. I’m always greeted with a smile and make jokes with whoever is working the check-in counter. Its always such an easy and pleasant procedure when it comes to Mango. The gate started boarding exactly on time – the queues moved quickly and I was in my seat before I knew it. Thanks to the self service check-in I was able to select my seat which I always choose right at the front on the aisle as I like to be one of the first off the plane. I have to say that I am extremely impressed with the new Mango aircrafts! I feel like there is much more space. The flight was steady the whole way to Cape Town with the pilot keeping us informed of estimated time of arrival as well as what the wind speed was outside and what exactly we were passing over at what point. The attendants on the flight were extremely attentive and for the demanding couple that were sitting next to me – the air hostess that kept having to attend to them remained cool, calm and collected. A true testimony to her patience and the professionalism of the crew. Finally disembarking I was met with a friendly “Goodbye” and my bag came through pretty quickly! All in all yet another pleasant and easy journey with Mango Airlines. I even managed to take a photo as I was boarding but because the line was moving so quickly I barely had time to focus the shot!! Looking forward to my next trip with Mango!"" Rating 5/5
Review by Amanda Christensen on 2014-09-10: "My last flight was to Johannesburg and i went with my daughter, Misha as well as other family members. We were going to my Godson and Nephew's wedding. The flight was awesome as usual. We left and arrived on time, got great service and had a ball on the plane :). Travelling with Mango is as good as travelling with SAA, and we all know what a great reputation SAA has. Only difference is no meal on board but you may buy meals onboard. The cost of the meal is much less than the ticket savings so all round you WIN. I find the ground and flight staff awesome. I may not be a business flight traveler but travel quite often for Softball. The SA Softball Masters annual tournament is in Durban this year and i have already booked by return flight on mango (Ref LWVLLK). I will be booking my flight going to Johannesburg then Durban the next day within the next day or two. I always find the cheapest flights on MANGO. The best services and most important they are ALWAYS ON TIME. Thank you MANGO." Rating 5/5
Review by Gail payne on 2014-08-27: "My husband and I travel to Cape Town every year on the 25th of December to visit my family. My dad has dementia on Christmas day he is ready waiting for our arrival he always seems to be alert and waiting for his gifts. By the next day he is confused again I am just grateful that we have a few hours where he is lucid and remembers us. I enjoy my flight on mango it is a time to sit back and relax. Two years ago was my husband's first flight, he was excited and nervous at the same time. Now he can't wait for our next flight " Rating 5/5
Review by Diane Ward on 2014-08-26: "We flew home a few weeks ago and wanted to return with some oil paintings. We were a little worried as to how these fragile valuables would be carried! Not a problem as the Mango staff stowed them safely for us in a special fragile-item section. We returned with our art safe and sound. Thank you Mango! " Rating 5/5
Review by Natania Taylor on 2014-08-26: "Please note below my flight for a quick business trip with one of my clients at SARCS+DA in Gallagher (Midrand). The return trip staff were absolutely shocking. Firstly I was extremely tired and once we were airborne I decided to release my safety belt to be able to sit more comfortably and only then realised that my safety belt was never fastened. I then discussed with my client sitting next to me that the air hostesses actually did not even walk around to check if seats were straight up or safety belts fastened as they usually do. Secondly, they came around with the food trolley and once they had passed us we decided we would ordered a dinky bottle of wine each when they return to ask if we wanted anything else. They never did return. We rang the bell and head to order. They never returned to collect any glasses or bottles etc that needed to be thrown away. When the announcement came that there was 10 mins to landing and that the air hostesses would now be collecting anything that needed to be thrown away – we waited and watched and not one hostess was seen either in front or from the back walking around collecting anything. So we rang the bell again to ask them to remove our glasses and 2 x wine bottles. Then people started asking can you take my goods too pls….as they passed by. Very sad – as it was only on the return flight from OR Tambo to Cape Town. No service at all." Rating 1/5
Yusuf Jeewa on 2014-08-22: "My wife and I flew to Durban via Mango last week and enjoyed the in flight service that we received" Rating 5/5
Review by Tamsyn Mare on 2014-08-18: "Last weekend I travelled back to Johannesburg from Cape Town on Mango Airlines. It was the first flight out and I was super tired. Luckily I was on one of the new planes and the new seats are so comfortable. The whole process from check-in to boarding was such a breeze. I could not have asked for a more accommodating service than what I was provided. The friendly Mango staff greeted me with a smile, helped me with my hand luggage and even left me in peace when I fell asleep within the 5 minutes of take-off. The only time I woke up was when there was a bit of turbulence but as soon as it got a bit bumpy, the pilot informed all the passengers why this was and put all our minds at ease. Once we landed we started disembarking very quickly and my bag was one of the first to come through on the conveyor belt – which is always a bonus. All in all I had an extremely pleasant trip and would highly recommend anybody fly with Mango in the future. I plan on going to Cape Town again in September and will most definitely be flying with Mango again! Not only for their amazing prices but also for their fantastic customer service!" Rating 5/5
Review by Zoliswa Mtelekiso on 2014-07-30: "I used to travel with Mango, from Cape Town to Johannesburg. This airline is safe and comfortable. They always have special tickets and accomodate all race with friendly welcoming always . They always communicate if there is any changes. I rate them 5/5. It's always good for me to use this flight than drive a long Distance. Their job is excellent." Rating 5/5
Review by Azqa Singh on 2014-07-07: "I recently flew from CAPE TOWN to DURBAN for the winter vacation. The chill of CAPE TOWN'S winter lost its edge upon embarking my MANGO flight. As a student I am a regular flyer with your airline as it's reasonable, efficient (offers in - flight use of technology) - perfect for a student! My return flight has already been booked on MANGO of course!" Rating 5/5
Review by Azqa Singh on 2014-07-07: "I travelled twice from Durban to Cape Town in September 2013. I never had any problems with bookings or prices. The flight was on time and there was no delays. The service on the flight must be really commended. Many thanks to you." Rating 5/5
Review by Adam Farzanaarmaan on 2014-06-30: "I flew Dbn to CPT via Mango on the evening of 23rd May and was both amazed and delighted to reach CPT on time. 1st time ever I had to call my friends after baggage collection to tell them that I was ready to be fetched. I was impressed and told anyone who'd listen that night about my "On-time Mango flight!" When I flew back to Durban the evening of the 26th May, we boarded on time @ CPT but landed 15 minutes before expected arrival time!!!! Lovely flight, great landing & early!!!! Very impressed. Will continue using Mango Airlines and recommending them to all I come in contact with. Friends now tell me about the Mango Happy Day sales. Great work, Mango. Hats off to you guys." Rating 5/5
Review by Rosemilla Singh on 2014-06-30: "This is to confirm efficient and friendly service on my latest flight." Rating 4/5
Review by Claire Mtengwa on 2014-06-26: "Easter is a time where one would like to be with their families and for a student such as myself, it's not always possible to find an affordable flight in such a short space of time. However I've heard greatly about low flight costs that Mango had been offering and well by past experience from flying with Mango before, I knew it was no rumour. I immediately told my father (he always makes my bookings) to book with Mango. In the back of my mind I was also doubtful because Easter is a time for price hikes, and I would need a return all the way back to Cape Town from Johannesburg. When I received my flight details, I was excited and overwhelmed. I remember the Thursday of the 17th of April, rushing to the Cape Town airport frantically, afraid I'd miss my flight. But I made it! As I walked in, looking at my surroundings, I was again pleased with Mango. The seat was comfortable, the people were friendly. The air hostesses made sure everyone was secure and they made the safety rules clear to us. The catering was also excellent and they had a variety of beverages to select from. Finally, after some time of talking to the person next to me and sleeping for a while, I arrived at O.R Tambo International.. I was glad to be home and I had no complaints of my journey there. For me, Mango was a 5 out 5, and I was definitely looking forward to my return flight on the 20th :) This would be the voyage to yet another remarkable experience!" Rating 5/5
Review by Krystal Reddy on 2014-06-11: "I go down every year for a special religious festival, I flew with mango airlines, the flight was good, I don’t have a problem with it, everyone is very helpful especially with me and my son." Rating 5/5
Review by Nan Esberger on 2014-06-09: "When we flew back home we were booked on Kulula. We had to wait and ask for assistance. The friendliness and efficiency of Mango has been told to many a traveller. My husband had been in intensive care for 10 days prior to the flight also with pneumonia. A concerned daughter and 1 1/2 year old were also with us from America. My daughter has travelled a lot and said nowhere had she seen such helpfulness." Rating 5/5
Review by Lucia Menicanti on 2014-06-05: "My last flight with Mango was last Sunday, day of the week I decided to travel, thinking the flight might have been half full. Well it was chock a block full proving the success of the airline and its policies. The price was fair, we left on time....arrived 15 minutes early, ...the staff was efficient, courteous and smiling. On the whole it was a good experience which I will want to repeat with Mango, in preference to other airlines." Rating 4/5
Review by Anthony Bopp on 2014-05-28: "Last year I travelled with Mango from OR Tambo to Port Elizabeth which I thoroughly enjoyed. Just flying over the sea when you reach Port Elizabeth is magic. Every time I arrive in Port Elizabeth my memories go as far back to when I was a youngster". Rating 5/5
Review by Rakesh Maharaj on 2014-05-25: "I would like to compliment the Mango airlines for their awesome service and safe flight from JHB to Durban a week ago to which I am totally satisfied withh their services.. Awesome and keep it up." Rating 5/5
Review by Kenny Naidoo on 2014-05-20: "I was very impressed on my last trip with Mango Airlines…because the service was excellent and the staff was very friendly. It was my first experience with Mango Airlines and I know it will not be my last….from then on I have recommend Mango Airlines to my friends and families. Well done To Mango Airlines…keep up the good service and cheap flights". Rating 5/5
Review by Sharon van der Merwe on 2014-05-12: "On behalf of my mother, Yvonne Nell and myself, Sharon van der Merwe, I would like to extend our compliments to the crew and pilot/s of Flight JE628. We were greeted very friendly in our Mother tongue as we boarded and from there on they did everything as expected and better! The pilot kept us up to date regularly regarding the flight and warned us that it could be a bumpy ride as the wind was pumping. Well, he did an excellent job. Landing in Port Elizabeth was smooth and without any hiccups.Our congratulations on a job well done. Next time I fly, I will check Mango's prizes first and I can almost assure you that it will be the best as your service was on this flight. I don't believe in giving full marks very easily. Therefor I give you 4.8 / 5." Rating 4.8/5
Review by Rita Luckychund on 2014-04-19: "I recently flew with Mango from Johannesburg to Cape town. I was very impressed with the service, from the prompt departure to the friendly and efficient staff. My attention was focused on the special treatment the elderly and disabled were given. I look forward to travelling with Mango soon and for year to come. Well done Mango." Rating 5/5
Review by Preba Pillay on 2014-04-09: "From the 1st April and our return flight to durban on the 6th April, all we experienced was satisfaction and more. The flight was smooth, no turbulence, a smooth ascent and descent causing no motion sickness that I normally experience when traveling by plane; and friendly we'll trained staff who are people centric who were willing to go the extra mile for all passengers." Rating 5/5
Review by Tracy Naidoo on 2014-04-09: "MY OH MY, Did I panic. At that hour, I needed to be online to prepare for a meeting, for my client had threatened to take away her contract. I needed wifi and to my amazement, the lovely hostess noticed I was full of anxiety and asked if she could help me relax, I stated my problem and then like a miracle, she said that Mango offered this service. Can you believe it, a cheap fare flight offered in flight wi fi too. Mango saved my contract, I could prepare my meeting right there on my Mango flight. I love the professional uniforms too. I love my Mango. xxxxxxxxx" Rating 5/5
Review by Siyabonga Konjelwayo on 2014-03-25: "When I flew with Mango Airlines for the first time in my life, they were so genuine. As we were told to adjust our seats for the plane to take off, I had no idea how to go about towards doing that. But because I was flying with Mango I was assisted with a smile. Flying for the first time was such an awesome experience and the service of the staff was simply incredible! I would also love to be part of Mango Arlines, an airline that makes everyone feel so comfortable-thus enabling each and every one of them to feel free to ask for assistance when a need arises. I found the level of service of the Mango Airlines staff to be outstanding! One of the best, it is very rare these days to find employees as proffessional as Mango's." Rating 5/5
Review by Avishaan Ramkussia on 2014-03-21: "My first flight ever was with mango airlines and to date I have flown up many times and always with mango! I still have all my bookings that were done online as well as my pre bookings. The best thing is that there is no confusion and it's the simplest and most convenient flight to take. I tried doing another booking for this long weekend coming up but unfortunately the prices were very high and it was not possible to take any flights." Rating 5/5
Review by Annette Sharp on 2014-03-19: "My kids have been flying between JHB & CPT every school holiday for the past 10 years, and since we’ve been introduced to Mango, we’ve have just been using Mango. The flights are always on time and the hostesses are always friendly, and for my kids who always fly alone, this is an absolute pleasure to use them. The Air Fares are so much cheaper and for a single parent this is a huge help." Rating 5/5
Review by Visvanathan Naicker on 2014-03-17: "I travel each month between HLA or ORTambo to CPT or DUR. On a few occasions the check in times were delayed by up to 30mins. However due to good and safe flying by Mango Pilots I have always reached my destination on time. Mango's cabin crew are extremely helpful and friendly. Well done and keep up the good service." Rating 4/5
Review by Dorothy Adams on 2014-03-16: "I fly often and enjoy the options of requesting my desired seat, Durban to Johannesburg & back is my most often used route. As a new granny in waiting the excitement gets overwhelming & the need to travel is increasing. Love Mango for making it possible." Rating 5/5
Review by Caitlin van der Merwe on 2014-03-14: "I recently flew from Cape Town international to Lanseria, JHB. I flew Mango because of their super low rates in comparison to other airlines (it was only R1800 return for a same day booking!). The flight was fantastic, we arrived 20 minutes ahead of schedule as well as the staff being very polite and helpful. I would rate it a well-deserved 5. I flew up for an interview in Johannesburg as well as a bit a quality time with my family while I was there and the trip was overall fantastic." Rating 5/5
Review by Saras Rangasamy on 2014-03-12: "My trip was from OR Tambo to Durban. I was sad because I was leaving my children in Johannesburg and coming back to Durban. As I sat back and thought about my children I fell asleep. I dreamt that I was in the air, whisked away by angels who showed me the most beautiful land in the world where I was at peace and very content. I was awakened by the happy voice of the pilot saying that we had landed safely in Durban. What was so amazing is that I did not feel the take off nor the landing of the plane. Congratulations to the pilot and co pilot who made our journey so pleasant and safe. Thank you Mango staff. I would rate it a 5 because I did not feel like I was flying but cruising in the air -it was so smooth." Rating 5/5
Review by Yolanda Mkhize on 2014-03-06: "My home is in Durban, but I am now working in Cape Town. Being away from my family is not easy and flying home is every month is pricey. Mango has made it possible for me to fly at least once a month to Durban to see my family since their flight are always cheap. Their flights are always on time and comfortable. Not forgetting the friendly staff. Mango, every month you make my daughter smile by making it possible for her to see me! Thank you, Keep up the great service. GO Mango Go!" Rating 5/5
Review by Dawn Jorgensen on 2014-03-02: "My mind bursts with the visual memories that two weeks in Central Africa have brought me. Senses heightened, emotions peeked, body weary; I think back on the experiences. Time in a reunited and reconciled Rwanda, the Boda Boda tour of Uganda’s Kampala city, Gorilla Trekking in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a game drive near the DRC border and time spent with wild Chimpanzee in the Kalinzu Forest. It all seems rather surreal, like a dream. Yet the dirt I can’t seem to scrub off my feet and layer of dust on my backpack bear testament. It’s my Birthday and I’ve been up since 4am to make a flight from Entebbe to Johannesburg’s OR Tambo. I eat and sleep, on arrival I robotically pass through customs, collect my luggage, find the green channel and exit into the fresh air beyond International Arrivals. Hello South Africa! At Domestic departures the bright orange sign draws me over. There is a warm smile, a South African accent, casual conversation about shoe shopping. After all, girls will be girls. I nonchalantly mention ‘Its my Birthday’ and the announcement is met with a squeal of delight and the determination to give me the best seat on the plane. ‘Window please, so I can see Table Mountain as I approach home’, I say. Seated on my Mango flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town the inflight staff knows I’m celebrating. They fuss over me, ask me where I’ve been, where I live, what I do. We enjoy animated conversation in an orange bubble of happiness, one with a green and black heart tattooed on its tail. We speak of gorillas, our shared love for Africa, Birthdays and the insignificance of age in a world of adventure. I take the last hour to connect to the inflight wifi and catch up on mails. I read the refreshingly styled Mango Juice, recognising features by writer friends. Before I know it the descent begins and Table Mountain is visible through the window. I’m home. Refreshed and all loved up by the flight, by a closer look at Africa, the power of kindness and personal service I arrive in Cape Town. A Birthday filled will travel ever appropriate. There seems to be a light magic encased in this plane painted the colour of an African sunset. As I disembark, I know I take a piece of it with me." Rating 4/5
Review by Heloise Crouch on 2014-02-25:
"Thank you Mango, for the pleasant experiences we have when travelling with you. The staff are always very friendly and the seats are comfortable. See you soon in June!" Rating 4/5
Review by Anthea Hercules on 2014-02-19:
"It was the first time I flew from Lanseria International Airport to Cape Town and back. I must say that I loved the flight. The seats are leather stitched and the legroom felt great. I felt so good that I fell asleep on the flight to Cape Town. The hostesses were friendly and served delicious snacks and drinks. I love flying Mango Airlines! I only fly from Lanseria International Airport now and only with Mango. Thank you for the wonderful service team! I cant wait to go back home to Cape Town for the Easter weekend." Rating 5/5
Review by Michelle Szeles on 2014-02-17:
"I would like to thank MANGO for always having the cheapest flights available. I am grateful for your prices because it makes it affordable for me to fly and go on holiday. Keep up the fantastic work." Rating 5/5
Review by Cecile Oosthuizen on 2014-02-15:
"I had the opportunity to fly with Mango early this year. I must say it was excellent. The staff and crew were friendly and I enjoyed my flight. I will most definitely use Mango again in future and recommend to many of my family and friends too. Thanking you once again for your hospitality." Rating 5/5
Mango Airlines reviewed by Linda Laloo on 2014-02-13:
"We recently had the experience of travelling 2x to Cape Town and back to Durban, it was a very pleasant flight and the attendants were all so friendly! We were on board in January and again in the beginning of February." Rating 5/5
Mango Airlines reviewed by Jackie Webber on 2014-02-11:
"Very happy with Mango airlines – no problems, no complaints. Flight was on time – no delays. Will fly Mango anytime." Rating 5/5
Mango Airlines reviewed by Siyanda Gxekwa on 2014-02-08:
"I had a flight from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Cape Town International Airport. The flight was on the 05/01/2014 in the afternoon. The flight was so nice as the staff of Mango Airlines treated all customers with respect and courtesy. I would like to thank the staff of Mango Airlines and the staff of both airports for ever treating their customers. Again I thank you for the best services you offer on daily basis to local and international customers." Rating 4/5
Mango Airlines reviewed by Richard Chittenden on 2014-02-03:
"I travel regularly on MANGO AIRLINES and I enjoy reading the MANGO JUICE mag. It keeps me occupied for large amount of the flight AND, I always fly using seat 32D so that when we land and they open the back doors I am the first one to get out of the aeroplane. The pilot and passenger crew have always been very pleasant and.....the girls are nice.....so I continue to fly Mango. I have no reason to rate Mango down as, price for price they are the best, in my opinion and I really find them professional......and, if I am caught smoking on Mango I do not get to spend the rest of the flight on the wing.....yea, I do not smoke at all by the way. I rate them 4.75 without a doubt. For the extra .25 rating I would expect MANGO AIRLINES to give us a free token mango juice (125ml)......lol" Rating 4.75/5
Mango Airlines reviewed by Roxane Wynne on 2014-02-02:
"The last tym I flew with Mango I was travelling with my 1 year old at that time. It was the first time I ever flew so my nerves were on ends (I'm terrified of flying) and not to forget travelling with an infant, his baby bag, my handbag and our luggage. I was prepared for the worst BUT was greatly taken by surprise, the flight was smooth. The staff were helpful and friendly and last but not least my toddler slept the entire way. Great job Mango Airlines, you definately get a thumbs up from me and my lil man." Rating 5/5
Mango Airlines reviewed by V Naicker on 2014-01-27:
"I did my first flight on mango air from Durban to Capetown on my own in January 2010.The flight went well with no drama. I waited to collect my luggage at Capetown airport and it seemed like everyone got their luggage except for another lady and I .We see everyones luggage come through on the conveyer but no sign of mine appearing. then a mango assistant comes up to me and says that they were announcing for me to fetch my bags. I then realised I was waiting for my bags at one time airlines baggage pickup. I was so redfaced but now when I remember the incident I just laugh. and I couldn't figure how the assistant knew for certain that the bags belonged to me. I look back at this trip with fondness. Mango staff are amazing and so helpful. thank you. God Bless" Rating 5/5
Mango DUR-JHB reviewed by Aamina Jeewa on 2014-01-19:
" managed to get a reasonably well priced deal from mango airlines and flew up to Jhb for a most delightful weekend...." Click here to read more Rating 4/5
Mango DUR-CPT reviewed by Bernedene Bernard on 2014-01-17:
"My son travelled from Durban to Cape Town on 11 January 2011. It was his first ever flight and he was nervous and excited at the same time..." Click here to read more Rating 5/5
Mango Airlines reviewed by Ash on 2014-01-16:
Thank you for a wonderful experience whilst flying from Johannesburg to sunny Durbs. Safe, on time and overall good experience was had. Will definitely be using Mango airlines again. Staff were friendly and clearly visible to assist. Rating 3.5/5
Mango Durban flight reviewed by Saloshni Chetty on 2014-01-14:
As an epileptic Saloshni has no choice but to fly long distances, and was pleased with the seating she got, being introduced to the pilots and assistance during the flight Rating 5/5
Mango Airlines reviewed by Adele Rejji on 2014-01-14:
Good morning all, just want to share my travel experience with you. I needed to travel urgently, and the only flight available was with Mango airlines. I was a bit reluctant as I have always used another airline and was a frequent flyer with that airline, I bought the ticket as I had no choice. The flight was way cheaper and I must admit my flight was extremely pleasant, the crew professional, friendly and hands on. Mango airlines is now my airline of choice! Rating 5/5
Mango's affordable flights to Cape Town make for great holiday reviewed by Mrs Vicky Pillay on 2014-01-14:
Vicky's catchphrase, "A holiday that starts well ends well" says it all. She attributes her enjoyable Cape Town holiday to the affordable prices and service she received on her way to CPT. Rating 5/5
Mango flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg reviewed by Charles, Diane & Children on 2014-01-12:
They highlighted the excellent Mango rates, top notch care from the cabin crew and the patience of the pilot who inspired her child to want to become a pilot. Rating 5/5
Mango flight To Cape Town
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Happy New Year. As a frequent flyer, I want to compliment the great service and always pleasant being on board. After 3 year I had no option but to fly the competitor airline locally from Jhb to CT, and disappointing as always. So as a Mango passenger I trust you will continue the good efficient service for 2014. Rating 5/5
2014-01-06 Rating 5/5 : Bianca had the best flight ever with Mango from JHB to Cape Town, because of the kindness of the flight attendants towards her son.
2014-01-04 Rating 5/5 : Johan Hendrik van Zyl had an "amazing flight from Lanseria to Ctn", starting off a "warm welcome", and enjoyed the new aircraft. He plans to fly Mango again, to Durban, for the Comrades Marathon.
2014-01-01 Rating 1/5 : This tale demonstrates the importance of presenting the credit card at check-in, and to avoid the self-service check-in if somebody else has the card. Sally booked a flight from Durban to JHB with a credit card for her niece, and the card wasn't presented at the self-service check-in, but was requested at the boarding gates (where Sally obviously wasn't present).
2013-12-14 Rating 5/5 : Priscilla Rodrigues says that she got the best prices with Mango from CPT to Durban, and that she always chooses to fly with Mango as they offer the best value for money.
2013-11-29 Rating 5/5 : Vicky Theunissen enjoyed her Mango flight to Port Elizabeth - she was expecting a windy city, but was surprised on the upside.
2013-11-17 Rating 5/5 : Mayendri Govindasamy says she'll never use a bus again, after experiencing a Mango flight from JHB to Durban
2013-11-15 Rating 5/5 : Novisha Somaru experiences great customer service from Mango from Cape Town to Durban, after having to switch airlines to fly with them, whilst she is sick.
2013-11-12 Rating 5/5 : Noyaniso Silinda lost her baggage on a Mango flight to Port Elizabeth, but still enjoyed her holiday and rates her flight highly.
2013-11-06 Rating 5/5 : Ummehani received wonderful medical assistance on a Mango flight from Cape Town to Durban with crutches.
2013-11-02 Rating 5/5 : Lana enjoyed great prices on a Mango flight to Cape Town. She also enjoyed the comfortable seats with legroom on Mango's new planes.
2013-10-01 Rating 5/5 : Manggo made it much easier for Karen Esterhuyse to deal with the trauma of her Dad getting cancer, as she was able to book tickets to Cape Town and pay them off over 6 months.
2013-09-22 Rating 5/5 : I have never seen such an efficient airway, bearing in mind low cost Air line. It is rare in today's society and business world that we find excellent levels of service! Mango level of professionalism exceeds the highest level of service and surely deserve an accolade. The flight was on time, the plane was clean and very efficient staff. I have and will always use Mango and the kids love it especially the colour. One thing for sure is that Mango caters for all INCOME EARNERS. Ismael Soobader
2013-09-20 Rating 5/5 : Gloh Mentor rated her first flight ever, and also first time with Mango a "huge 5" after her flight to and from Durban.
2013-09-18 Rating 5/5 : It was really a bad day on the 12th September when our flight door could not be fixed. I was on flight JE 253 to depart at 14:15 for work AGM in Durban but we were late. Mango staff were very helpful and supportive. Thumbs up guys but I could not register at the venue (Elangeni) - it was very late. Thanks to all the staff and manager on that day. The flight departed Dur in time. I choose Mango because of its good service,friendly staff, affordable and its proudly South African. I rate it 5. I fly Mango always. What ever happened, at last we traveled safely and happy. Bongekile Mkhiti
2013-09-17 Rating 5/5 : The Mango staff were professional and polite throughout the flight. Mango airlines excel with customer satisfaction and professional services at all times. Mango Airlines is the number 1 airline of all times Fatima Surtee
2013-09-10 Rating 4.8/5 : Zuneirah is full of compliments after her Mango Johannesburg to Cape Town flight and was also happy to see that they "helped the lady in a wheelchair".
2013-09-05 Rating 5/5 : Aisha Abbas flies Mango from Cape Town to Durban with children regularly "not just because of the cheapest flights but because of the excellent service and the fact that they really care."
2013-09-04 Rating 5/5 : Janita Jacobs and her boyfriend booked a spot in Uvongo but then needed to figure out how to get there : "booked flights on Mango through our Edgars account. It was 1,2,3 and done - most user friendly site I have used" - see her writeup of a Mango flight to Durban through Edgars.
2013-09-01 Rating 5/5 : The last time I travelled with Mango was on 9/08/2013 from dbn to Johannesburg. To my surprise we arrived earlier than anticipated and I was afraid I'd have to wait at the airport for my girlfriend to arrive. I don't like turbulence and our flight was smooth and settled. Thank you so much. I am travelling to JHB quite often because my girlfriend and child stays there. It's not easy but Mango makes it easier because of their affordable flight rates. With Mango, I can maintain my relationship with my girlfriend and child. Benson Sabela
2013-08-26 Rating 5/5 : Magda M.M. Roos is a regular on Mango flights from Johannesburg to Durban with her dog. She commutes between Pretoria (work) and Amanzimtoti (home), and her dog "loves the people and flight as much us I do".
2013-08-22 Rating 3/5 : Bongekile Mkhithi hopped onto a Manglolicious flight from Durban to Johannesburg and always flies Mango because they're "on time, efficient and have friendly staff (airport and onboard)"
2013-08-21 Rating 5/5 : My wife Lisa and I made a call to Mango's office about 2 years ago. To our amazement they were offering a return trip from Durban to Cape Town @ R880.00 pp return trip. I was so excited we booked immediately as R1660.00 for 2 people was very very reasonable. Wow what a wonderful holiday we had in Cape Town. Stan Naidu
2013-08-20 Rating 3/5 : Menga Nhlabathi was a bit frustrated by the lack of flexibility for his Mango flight from Durban to Cape Town, when he wanted to change the date (he had to pay R350, and felt there should be bigger warnings about this).
2013-08-20 Rating 5/5 : Jabulile Vundla went on his very first flight from Durban to Cape Town with Mango, which he described as "scary but exciting" - he wants to go again.
2013-08-19 Rating 4/5 : A reader says he/she appreciates that Mango Airlines is always one time, but had a sub-par experience when he/she was refused boarding because of being late for a Mango Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth flight, and had to board on South African Airways. Anonymous
2013-08-18 Rating 5/5 : Mango is always on time. Great Cabin Crew always. Use Airline frequently. SAA ok on the whole , however very bad with sorting out delays and broken down AIRCRAFTS. Do not respond to e-mails about complaints - no feed back. Anonymous
2013-08-17 Rating 5/5 : A reader tells us how much she enjoyed the discount with Edgars on a Mango OR Tambo to Cape Town flight she booked. She found the crew friendly, the food good and the Captain interested in their well-being. Anonymous
2013-08-16 Rating 4/5 : My last trip was when me and my daughter and grandson flew to Cape Town via Mango and we had to give medication to my grandson as he was so full energy and talking to everyone. But eventually he fell asleep! But that's not all! After that peace came and we enjoyed our flight. Would love to fly again as my son is getting married in January 2014. Grant
2013-08-15 Rating 2/5 : Surishnee Govender loves how she can fly Mango Cape Town to Durban to see family at cheap airfares, but is concerned that her seat did not work properly on her flight.
2013-08-14 Rating 5/5 : MI Prins was flying as a pensioner with Mango from Cape Town to Bloemfontein. He had his arm in a sling, and was concerned at coping with flying, but the Mango staff were very helpful, even giving a free cup of coffee.
2013-08-12 Rating 5/5 : TR Nhlapo was flying from Cape Town to Bloemfontein with Mango, with a strange loud noise coming from somewhere. Putting safety first they returned to Cape Town to find that the door had not been closed properly.
2013-08-10 Rating 5/5 : "I have most of the time only used Mango as they allow you to use your Edgars card to book flights. If I can't book on Edgars card, I cannot afford to fly. Their staff and flight crew are awesome, friendly and very helpful. I have never experienced anything bad on any flight." Veronica Claassens
2013-08-09 Rating 3/5 : "I chose Mango Airlines because it was a cheap flight & short one to Johannesburg. This time they gave us a wheelchair for my elderly Uncle because I liaised personally with them. Their services were better on my last trip, but previously we were treated very badly, although a wheel chair was requested by my travel agent." Shirley
2013-08-08 Rating 5/5 : "It was my first time to fly with my family and we really enjoyed it the crew was incredible and friendly - I will fly more often. Keep up the excellent service. Well done. Trip date 01/08/2013- Durban to Jhb, 05/08/2013 Jhb to Durban. The airline was Mango. I will rate the airline a 5 for excellent service by crew on departure and arrival. That makes me want to travel more often. Me, wife, 7year old daughter and 9 month baby girl enjoyed the trip and I will gratefully recommend Mango to anyone who wants to fly. Keep up the good work and standards that were met. Well done to cabin crew on both days. Thanks again" Mr S Govender
2013-07-30 Rating 5/5 : "My last flight using Mango was in May 2013 when I flew to JHB for my nephew's 1st Birthday. Mango is always a pleasant flight and the staff are always very accommodating and super friendly, the pilot always has a sense of humor and makes the flight so much more enjoyable. I chose to fly Mango as it is the most cost effective airline and always has the best service. I rate this airline a TOP OF THE CLASS 5 and recommend it to all of my friends and family flying anywhere. My trips have always been amazing and Mango Airlines always makes them that much more enjoyable each time. This time I will be flying to Cape Town in September on honeymoon and my FIRST holiday away with just me and my fiancé. I have never had a bad experience with Mango Airlines in my entire flying history. I will always fly mango to all my destinations in the future. After having a lovely flight it's so relaxing and you enjoy your holiday knowing that people take time out of their day to make our flights enjoyable and comfortable. the Mango staff always put their customers first from the check in right up till exiting the plane - never a dull moment or a grumpy face. This airline is by far the most customer friendly and offers the best rates." Jade St Quintin
2013-07-29 Rating 4/5 : "My husband and I and our daughter Jane (who is severely handicapped) live in the Eastern Cape. When we visit our children in Pretoria, we usually travel by car. But this year we decided to fly on Mango from Port Elizabeth to O R Tambo and back. We were warned, when we booked our seats, that Jane might have to sit apart from us on the aircraft because of her disability. Naturally we were very concerned about this, but we need not have worried. The Mango staff at P.E. and O.R.Tambo airports and on the aircraft could not have been kinder. We were given seats together at the front of the plane. On both journeys, the service was excellent. Well done, Mango!" Jackie Trollip
2013-07-28 Rating 4/5 : "I have, not too recently but recently enough, moved to Durban from living in JHB. Went back home for a short visit to see family and friends for my birthday this past weekend. Flew with Mango as they had the cheapest flights at the time I booked. Both flights (departing and arriving) went fine. It's only a one hour flight, so I can handle a bit of discomfort. I just really wish they'd make all the seats slightly reclined. That way, you don't get the people behind you getting annoyed when you want to get slightly more comfortable. My short trip up to JHB was the best one yet. Arrived late on Friday night so didn't get up to much. Saturday, took a drive out to Muldersdrift with a bunch of friends to Gilroy's Brewery. That place has some of the best beer I've tasted! Also, Steven Gilroy is a legend! Spent pretty much the whole day there. Sunday was more of a chilled day with sushi take away at home. Just the stuff you need for a hangover. Then it was off to the airport and back home to Durban. My rating for Mango is a 4 as I didn't really have anything to complain about. I kept to myself and kept my baggage with me too." Jasmin
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2013-07-26 Rating 5/5 : Actually Yolande & Hendre rated their Mango flights to Cape for their wedding 10/5 - thanks to them they could afford to travel down to the Cape to get married in Franschhoek.
2013-07-24 Rating 4/5 : Chandre Keyser was travelling to Cape Town for the holidays, to spend time in Struisbaai, and chose to fly Mango from Lanseria Airport because it's closer to Centurion.
2013-07-23 Rating 5/5 : "On the 19th of July I flew up to Johannesburg with Mango airlines, I was extremely impressed with their service. I got to the King Shaka Airport and checked in, and was notified that my flight was boarding. I checked in my bags and headed to the airplane. The airhostesses on the flight were very polite and professional. To my surprise the pilot had set to take off at the exact time that I had booked for, I had previously flown and this was the first the my flight was prompt. The flight was smooth with no disturbances or problems throughout. I reached ORT airport about 15 minutes before scheduled, which was again very pleasing as I had to get fetched from the airport and this resulted in me being on time. I am really impressed with Mango airline as well as their staff. A big well done to the Mango team. I look forward to flying with them again." Delaine Pillay
2013-07-20 Rating 5/5 : "When you think of your matric dance most people remember an amazing evening filled with glamour, good food, wonderful dresses and finally being considered grown up in your parents eyes. To me it was a moment in my high school career I had looked forward to since going into high school - that was until my then boyfriend left me for my neighbour. Dateless, dressless and dream crushed I had no idea what I was going to do and then I met Johann. He was everything I could have wanted in the perfect date and boyfriend, the only problem was that he lived in Durban. During July I flew up to surprise him for his birthday. I flew from Cape Town to Durban and then back home again. I flew on Mango airlines and had a wonderful experience. If I could I would give the flight a 10/10. They were kind and caring as I became very emotional having to say goodbye to him not sure when I would be able to see him again. I flew Mango because they had the perfect time departures that I needed as I am still in matric and can only fly after certain times. It was also the most affordable flight tickets. I would most definitely continue to fly with Mango not only because of the cheaper flights but because of the kind and wonderful service received whilst flying." Robyn Hill
2013-07-18 Rating 3/5 : Kim recalls the glory days when one could pay R299 for a flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town, and compares Mango and Velvet Sky flights Kim-Lee De Vries
2013-07-17 Rating 4/5 : "I flew to Cape Town from ORT in April on one of Mango's awesome flight specials and it went pretty smoothly. The flight was on time, the turbulence was practically non-existent, the snacks on board were overpriced, and one of the flight attendant's had lipstick on her teeth - you know, the usual flight experience one has with Mango. I would rate my experience as a 4 (it got bumped up from a 3 because I was highly entertained throughout the flight by a woman flirting unashamedly for 2 hours with a very disinterested, and - as we found out when we disembarked - a very married, man!)." Ferial
2013-07-06 Rating 5/5 : "I recently flew Mango from Durban to Jhb. The flight was very good and my daughter and my husband were travelling for the 1st time via an aeroplane and were amazed at how smooth the flight went. My daughter ordered a Chicken and Mayo sandwich and my hubby and I ordered a beef Sandwich. The presentation of the sandwich was very good, but it's the sandwich itself that was dry and the bread was stale and nothing on the sides. Aside from that we had a good flight. I have flown with Mango/SAA/Kulula and Onestop (I can't remember if its Oneway or Onestop) and I didn't have a problem with Mango. Flights were on time and problem free. If we hit turbulence we were reassured. The flight attendants were always neatly attired and attentive, oh and with a huge smile (I must say). My luggage was never stolen or mislaid. I don't see any reason to fly with anyone else - they are the cheapest. To put it in a nutshell " Mango is tops". Vino
2013-07-03 Rating 5/5 : In January this year I travelled Mango from JHB to CPT. What a pleasant and hilarious trip I had. The pilot and co-pilot made the trip with comments and making us feel welcome. I plan to travel coming Monday 08th July 2013 back to CPT from Durban...Mango all the way. My sister's Maltese is now called "Mango". Maxie
2013-07-04 Rating 5/5 : I used Mango to fly down to Cape Town with my friend. It was my first time flying but I was well taken care of. The plane was so comfortable and I had awesome treatment from the cabin crew as well as the Pilot - he would update us as to where we were and the weather. Best of all was the variety of refreshments they were selling - I really enjoyed the Biltong very much. Cleo
2013-07-02 Rating 5/5 : I rate Mango 5/5, as apart from the missing glasses I always have had good experiences on their flights. On Friday 28th June I was a passenger on the 3.00pm flight from Cape Town to Durban. As we were boarding we were requested to please consider leaving our carry-on luggage at the airplane door for loading in the hold as space in the overhead lockers above the seats was limited. I was requested to remove all valuables first (obviously this term "valuables" is relative) and cable ties would be fitted to the zips. I duly removed my Ipad and closed the zips. On retrieving my bag from the carousel in Durban I noticed that the cable ties were non existent or had never been applied, and a pair of sunglasses was missing from my bag. Even though they were not an expensive pair ,the fact remains that even leaving one's bag right at the hold for loading does not protect it from being rummaged in for any "quick picks". So for anyone who leaves their bag at the airplane door – please check that the cable ties are applied and also that you REALLY have no valuables in your bag. Caron Mitchell
2013-07-01 Rating 4/5 : My sister stayed in Gauteng to continue her schooling while my Mom moved to Cape Town. My sister is 14 and has never been away from Mom. She really missed Mom and we were able to send her to Cape Town to visit with her for the June holidays because of the affordability of Mango flights. Without this we would have had to wait till we had saved up enough which might have only been at the end of the year. We'd like to thank Mango for helping us to help her stay in close contact with our Mom and we also appreciate the friendly staff that is always so helpful. Thank you from the whole family. Rukaya Hassem
2013-06-25 Rating 5/5 : I just want to tell you guys if it weren't for Mango Airlines last year in the month of July I would have missed out on seeing my family and spending a special occassion wth them! I missed my Khulula flight by 10 min and they could do nothing for me. I drove from Pietermaritzburg but had unexpected heavy traffic due to an accident! So I booked with Mango for a 5.00 flight for myself and 2 kids. Regretfully Khulula didn't assist me in and I had lost my money! No refund as well My return was booked wth them as well and so was a car hire from Europcar. You are the best when it comes to assisting the public! Thanks you Mango, may you prosper further and keep us happy! Mrs R Hoosen
5/5 : A lot of people say how they never win anything, and they always get to the best sales just as all the good stuff has gone. Well, that group of people used to include me.. BUT no longer!!! I have been desperate to visit friends in JHB but can't bring myself to spend so much just to get there. Well.. Mango to the rescue!!! They had a special where flights were selling for R199... AND I GOT ONE! Couldn't believe my luck! So a happy little traveller gets to see her friends for an extended weekend, and I couldn't be happier! Jaimie : Mango one way traveller
5/5 : My daughter and I flew from Durban to Johannesburg on the 21st March 2013, on flight JE 268 at 17.40, after doing a comparison check of flight prices I found Mango to be the most reasonable at the time, so immediately booked our trip - we were both very excited. The flight was amazing, we arrived at King Shaka International airport to check-in, it was my daughter's first time on an aeroplane and we were lucky to get a window seat for her. The Flight Attendants were most professional and attended to everyone's needs. The Pilot gave us a commentary of the speed we were travelling at,the weather, and the expected time of arrival at O.R. Tambo Airport in Johannesburg. We
were no sooner in the air than the refreshments trolley was going along the isle, and we had a delicious hot cup of Jacobs coffee for free - the airline had a promotional giveaway. We had a fantastic flight experience: there were no bumps or turbulence, a smooth flight thanks to a wonderful pilot.We felt comfortable and safe throughout the entire
flight. The reason for my travelling to Johannesburg was to go and visit my first husband of 32 years ago - we went our separate ways and due to a tragedy, we have become close friends again. This has been like a fairytale movie and I have Mango airlines to thank for taking me to Johannesburg and back so safely. Since this flight I have flown to Johannesburg on two more return flights, both mango airlines, to see my dearest first love. My daughter and I will be returning at the end of June for another stay. After almost two weeks we sadly returned home on Flight JE 271 on the 3rd April 2013 at 17.15pm. What a wonderful holiday. Susan
2013-06-04 Rating 5/5: I recently visited my parents in the Eastern Cape on the 23 May and returned home on Sunday,26 May 2013. Firstly I just want to say that I was so impressed that I could get cheap tickets at a Checkers Store in Kenilworth. I had no idea that one could go into a Checkers store and book at ticket at a much cheaper price. So now I will be visiting my elderly parents more often. Thank you Mango :) :) Nazira
2013-05-28 Rating 5/5 : I travel between Durban and Pretoria at least twice a year, either for my birthday or Christmas. I once flew with another airline as the tickets were a gift from my Mom, but will never stray from Mango. I am always comfortable and at ease and this helps as I am a restless traveler. The staff are, and have always been, friendly and helpful. This extends to check-in at the counters as well as before boarding. Not even the international flight I took was this pleasing. Whenever I disembark the aircraft I feel like I’ve just left home. It is the only?way I choose to travel. Thank you Mango! Natalie Whitehead
2013-05-20 Rating 5/5 : My name is Vasagie Pather. I have made many flight bookings with Mango for myself, my two daughters Valencia and Valonia Pather since January 2013. I must say the airline is prompt if sometimes, earlier with departures and arrivals. In April 2013 my daughter Valencia took a flight from Johannesburg to Durban, in really bad weather conditions in Durban, with the pilots excellent decisions, they flew back to Johannesburg, refuelled, waited for better results of Durbans weather and then approximately 2 hours later arrived at Durban airport. My daughter was safe and happy with family. Many thanks to Mango Airlines.
2013-05-19 Rating 5/5 : Vanessa didn't enjoy her first flight ever (she doesn't say which airline it was on), but gave a very upbeat report on her second flight, which was on a Mango plane. The staff were chirpy for that early in the morning, and their friendly greeting set Vanessa at ease. The only scary part was hitting some turbulence and "I just closed my eyes and grabbed hubby's hand but other than that it was really a better flight experience for me than my first one". See full details at Vanessa's review of a Mango Cape Town to Durban flight.
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Kulula is more famous for its humour than Mango, but here's a clip of legendary MSC Sinfonia stand up comedian, Stephen Cloete, on Mango Airlines: "Now we've got Mango Airlines, gosh who thought of the name Mango for an airline - not the world's fastest fruit is it. But I tell you what I would love to see that one in Afrikaans - Veselperskelugdiens."
We are all familiar with the airline called Mango, but there are a number of other defintions of Mango and shops using the Mango label:
Other South African airlines like Kulula.com are upset about the fact that Mango airlines is owned by SAA which in turn is owned by South Africa's government, and therefore using tax which is inter alia generated by its competitors (e.g. Kulula airlines) to finance its operations.
South Africa's Mango Airline was loaned R100m by SAA to cover starting costs and for working capital. When asked about the loan, Public Enterprises Minister Alec Erwin sad: "This information is commercially sensitive and accordingly the information can only be provided in the context of the SAA financial statement and with regard to Mango’s financial statements at the end of the financial year."
Mango Airline's logo ends with the letter "O" comprising a circle surrounded by 3 rings and dots around it, which is coincidentally similar to the logo of the fictional accident-prone airline used in the TV series "Lost", called "Oceanic Airlines".
Enterprise Name: Originally registered as TULCA (PTY) LTD now Mango Airlines SOC Ltd.
Enterprise Number: 2006/018129/07
Enterprise Type: Private Company Last Type Date: 2006.06.12
Enterprise Status: Code 03 - In Business
Registration Date: 2006.06.12
Date Commenced: 2006.06.12
Industry Code: Code 65 - No Description
Tax Number: 9499780154
Year End: February
Effective Date: 2006.06.12
Authorised Capital: 1000 Authorised Shares: 1000
Issued Capital: 120 Issued Shares: 120
Registered Address: MEZZANINE LEVEL, DOMESTIC DEPARTMENT TERMINAL, JOHANNESBURG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, 1627
Postal Address: MEZZANINE LEVEL, DOMESTIC DEPARTMENT TERMINAL, JOHANNESBURG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, 1627
Director Name: NICO BEZUIDENHOUT
Director Type: Director Date Appointed: 2006.07.20
Director Status: Active Last Status Date:
ID Number: 7608105247087 ID Number Status: VALID (not verified)
Director Share: 0.00 % Birth Date: 1976.08.10
CM 29 Date: 2006.07.20 CM 29 Received:
CK 1-2 Date:
Business Address: MEZZANINE LEVEL,, DOMESTIC DEPARTURE TERMINAL,
JOHANNESBURG INTERNATIONAL, AIRPORT, 1627
Postal Address: 11 CHILVERS ROAD, MORNING HILL, JOHANNESBURG, 2000
Residential Addr: 11 CHILVERS ROAD, MORNING HILL, JOHANNESBURG, 2000
Private Company details published electronically by CIPRO during August 2006
Director details published electronically by CIPRO during July 2006
Financial details published electronically by CIPRO during August 2006
Address details published electronically by CIPRO during August 2006
If you're looking to apply for a job at Mango airlines, drop your CV off at Johannesburg or Cape Town airport. You can call Mango HR at 011 978 1773.
2014-07-18: Mango had a career day atSebokeng Career Day at the Sedibeng College on the 18th 0f July 2014. Africa's best low cost airline is showing the youngsters that they can have a bright future by joining the Mango Team.
Mango juice is Mango Airline's inflight magazine.
Mango has partnered with Tempest Car Hire to create Mango Car Hire. They have also partnered with Tsogo Sun, Momentum Multiply, Edgars, Checkers, Shoprite & Travel Guard to allow for various payment options and discount programmes.
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