After operating ‘one day at a time’ for last three weeks, Mango has now loaded flights on its website for another two weeks, until the end of the month.
The airline has been operating under conditions of extreme uncertainty, loading only a few days at a time, after reaching the end of its financial runway in April. At present it is holding out for an anticipated R819m (€47.6m)) bailout that depends on the newly proposed Special Appropriation Bill being passed by Parliament on June 4. The Bill aims to appropriate R2,7bn (€156m) from SAA’s approved business rescue funds and to move it across to recapitalise Mango and SAA Technical.
Mango HOD: marketing and communications, Benediction Zubane, confirmed to Tourism Update this week that Mango was continuing to trade “as normal” and the airline had loaded a number of additional flights, which it did not expect would be disrupted.
He said an announcement about Mango’s Johannesburg-Zanzibar route, which the airline suspended this month, would also be made within the next two weeks.