Johannesburg – Low cost airline Mango has announced the introduction of a leisure schedule between Johannesburg and George with bookings for flights departing 18 November 2013 onwards available on Monday.
Flights between the cities will operate Fridays through Mondays with an initial frequency of one daily air lift in either direction. Johannesburg George is the airline’s third new domestic route in the past twelve months.
“The route between Johannesburg and George as well as its frequencies and scheduling were designed particularly with the leisure market in mind,” says Mango CEO Nico Bezuidenhout. “As the midway point in the Garden Route with spectacular natural beauty, George provides access to close-by destinations such as Knysna, Plettenberg Bay and Wildernis among others. It represents a totally new market for Mango with traveller volumes expected to show sustained growth over the next twelve months.”
Mango launched two routes in early December last year; between Port Elizabeth and Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth and Cape Town. “The routes have been performing particularly well indicating that there is a strong demand for value driven air travel along the Eastern Cape and lower Western Cape seaboard,” says Bezuidenhout. “The Johannesburg George route’s potential commercial value is concomitant to research measuring demand along our coastline.” Mango now operates to 90% of South Africa’s major airports.
Bookings for flights departing 18 November 2013 onwards between Johannesburg and George will be available today across all the airline’s distribution channels.