Getting to Know Us

Our Story

The Mango journey began in October 2006, with our first flight taking to the skies on November 15th of that very same year. An incredible time it was. Within two days of launching, we received over 10 000 flight requests! A feat so great that it marked one of the largest e-commerce events of the time.

Over the years, we have continued to strive towards meeting international best practices for the low-cost carrier sectors. We endeavour to always keep our Guests happy by offering pleasant flights at affordable rates.

We have a fleet of new generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft, which boast a seating capacity of 186. Our seats are ergonomic delights and the legroom is something to write home about. The safety and comfort of our Guests is of utmost importance to us so we ensure that our aircraft are regularly maintained by South African Airways Technical.

Mango is synonymous with innovation and convenience. You need a quick and effortless way to book flights? Worry not, you can buy tickets at any Shoprite Checkers. Looking for something a bit more convenient? You can book your flight and pay using the Mango Mobile App. Mango is also the only airline in the world to accept store charge cards (Edgars/Jet) as payment online and through our call centre. As you can see, we are here to make your life, dear Guest, very easy.

Our Values

Mango is anything but conventional. We’re constantly developing new products and technologies, focusing primarily on providing our Guests excellent service.

Mango’s key areas of focus are:

  • Innovation
  • Operational efficiency
  • Guest service


Mango flies between South Africa’s major airports and offers air services between the following cities:

  • Johannesburg (OR Tambo International) and Cape Town
  • Lanseria (Johannesburg) and Cape Town
  • Johannesburg and Durban
  • Lanseria (Johannesburg) and Durban
  • Cape Town and Durban
  • Bloemfontein and Cape Town
  • Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth
  • Johannesburg and George

For all those who love island living, Mango also operates flights between Johannesburg and Zanzibar.

Reasons to Go Discover More. Go Mango

  • Mango offers its Guests the widest booking and payment options through its extensive distribution network
  • Change flights at no extra cost—an added bonus for MangoPlus and MangoFlex Guests
  • Online check-in and seat selection
  • Mango is the only airline globally to accept store charge cards
  • Mango Juice, our in-flight magazine, is the most awarded domestic read in South African skies
  • All Mango’s airport operations have received ACSA Feather Awards for service excellence over the past few years
  • Sunday Times Generation Next Survey named Mango Coolest Low Cost Airline several times
  • Mango leads its aviation peers across most social media platforms
  • Mango provides you with better leg-room
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