South Africa has a new no-frills airline to compete with existing low-cost carriers 1Time and Kulula.com. Mango, a subsidiary of South African Airways, will begin by operating flights between Johannesburg and Cape Town and Johannesburg and Durban. As part of its launch strategy the airline is offering tickets for R169 one way although, as with most low-cost carriers, prices depend on the time of booking and availability and costs are expected to rise in the New Year. Mango is due to take to the skies on 15 Nov with two aircraft although it is planning to add another two to its fleet by December, when it is also expected to add Durban-Bloemfontein and Cape Town- Bloemfontein routes to its flight schedule.
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