MANGO will double its flights between Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth from October.
The company said yesterday flight frequency between the two cities would increase by 55%, with the addition of eight directional sectors on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.
“Our Johannesburg- Port Elizabeth route has proven very successful during its first 16 months of operation,” Mango chief executive Nico Bezuidenhout said.
“The Eastern Cape is a growth area for the business and Mango has been well received by the community, which we appreciate.”
Mango started air services to Port Elizabeth in December 2012, and since then load factors had not dipped below 80%.
The demand for additional flights was identified after a period of research, and Bezuidenhout expects the new schedule will continue to stimulate demand.
To date Mango has carried more than 200000 passengers to and from Port Elizabeth. – Herald Reporter