Low-cost carrier Mango will reportedly pull all flights to and from Lanseria International from March 2020, with its new schedule details yet to be finalised, says the airline.
This move is expected to affect its Cape Town, Durban and Zanzibar routes – with its Port Elizabeth route already cancelled since 15 January.
This comes as parent company South African Airways undergoes its Business Rescue process, including cutting a number of its domestic routes. SAA will continue to operate its Cape Town to Johannesburg flight, with the following domestic routes cancelled as of the end of February.
- Durban – ends 29 February 2020
- Port Elizabeth – ends 29 February 2020
- East London – ends 29 February 2020
It remains unclear if the business rescue operations for SAA have forced this move, however moving Mango’s domestic flight operations to OR Tambo is said to support connectivity for onward international flight connections for SAA. Traveller24 has contacted Mango for comment, with Mango spokesperson Sergio Santos-Van Vuuren saying, “The process is not yet finalised”.
With that said these are your domestic flight routes and carriers available across SA’s main cities:
FlySafair’s route network covers Cape Town International, Lanseria and OR Tambo in Johannesburg, Durban’s King Shaka, East London, Port Elizabeth and George Airport. Currently FlySafair operates 21 flights between Lanseria and Cape Town a week.
Kirby Gordon, spokesperson for FlySafair confirmed to Traveller24, the airline would bring a new aircraft online “pretty soon”.
“There are no route changes to announce just yet, but we will add capacity to some existing routes with this new aircraft where the opportunities look appealing,” says Gordon.
kulula currently operates between Cape Town, Joburg, George, East London and Durban. From Lanseria, kulula operates 48 return flights to Cape Town and 36 return flights to Durban each week. British Airways domestic flights operated by Comair covers Joburg (excl Lanseria), Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth.
Airlink connects travellers from Cape Town, Johannesburg with direct flights to smaller towns and cities within southern Africa, including Port Elizabeth, East London, Mthatha, Upington, Kimberley, Sishen, Richards Bay, Pietermaritzburg, Nelspruit, Hoedspruit. Skukuza, Phalaborwa and Polokwane. Airlink does not operate from Lanseria.
SA EXPRESS – Click here to see the current route network
SA Express offer a range of 16 South African destinations and regional destinations across Southern Africa. Its operations include domestic connectivity across Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, Hoedspruit, Port Elizabeth, East London, Mthatha, Durban, Kimberley, Bloemfontein