Cape Town - Low cost airline Mango is launching daily return flights between Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth and between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth from December 5.
Mango said in statement that it will initially operate one return flight daily between the respective cities using leased-in aircraft until early next year when it expects to add additional capacity to its own fleet.
Flights to and from Port Elizabeth go on sale on next Tuesday across all the airline’s channels.
Port Elizabeth will be the second new airport in the Mango stable in 15 months with Lanseria launched in mid-2011.
The move follows the demise of low cost carrier 1time earlier this mont.
Said Mango CEO Nico Bezuidenhout: "There is a requirement for a low cost carrier on the Johannesburg Port Elizabeth and Cape Town Port Elizabeth route and with the recent exit of capacity Mango has brought forward its plans by a few months in order to accommodate market demand."
Bezuidenhout said the new route is one of several planned for the next 18 months with a focus on the east-African seaboard.
Mango’s first flight between Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth is set to take off on December 5 with bookings available from Tuesday November 20 across all its channels.
An inaugural fare of R599 for the Johannesburg / Port Elizabeth and R699 for the Cape Town / Port Elizabeth will be available on selected flights.
Edgars and Jet account cards will also be accepted online and through the airline’s call centre for this route.
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