The Lufthansa Group has partnered with Mango Airlines, introducing an interline agreement which will create seamless travel for passengers connecting between Germany and South Africa. The two carriers’ flights can now be booked on one through-ticket.

In December 2017 the low-cost South African carrier took on a number of routes previously flown by its parent company, South African Airways (SAA). The move at the time decreased options for passengers to connect to South Africa’s smaller cities – such as Durban, Port Elizabeth and George – because Mango did not have the same interline agreements with large international carriers that SAA did.

Mango told Tourism Update that it was also working on establishing interline agreements with other international carriers.

Lufthansa passengers can now connect on Mango services from Johannesburg to Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth and George. Those flying to or from Cape Town International Airport, can use Mango connections to Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Durban.