Low cost airline Mango today (02/02/15) announced that the airline will reduce its fares on all routes, with immediate effect. The move comes following a recent reduction in the cost of fuel.
Travelers should expect to pay from R395 one way between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth while reductions in fares across all other network points will be rolled out this week. The airline will also continue to monitor the downward movement in the cost of fuel and, should further benefit be evidenced, further adjustments will be effected, it announced in press release.
“While the weakened Rand has somewhat negated the benefit of the lower oil price, Mango has substantially reduced some of its fares in order to pass on the benefit of fuel savings to travellers,” says spokesperson Hein Kaiser. A substantial portion of airline expenses are priced in foreign currency.
“While it is not expected that the oil price will maintain current low levels for extended periods of time, Mango will continue to review its pricing to ensure that consumers enjoy its Air Fare fares.”
The carrier will also not change its baggage rules with a full 20kg free checked bag allowance per traveller per booking.
“Combining the favourable luggage benefit along with reduced fares as part of our fuel price benefit price reduction continues to cement Mango’s pole position as the most consistently affordable domestic airline,” says Kaiser.