Mango’s first flight took to the skies on 15 November 2006
following one of the largest domestic e-commerce events
of the time with more than 10 000 fare queries per minute
at first sale. Since then, Mango has grown its fleet of
4 Boeing 737-800 aircraft to ten and the airline now
operates a fleet of 10 aircraft between South Africa’s key domestic points as well as between Johannesburg and Zanzibar.
Innovation is a cornerstone of the airline’s business and the carrier remains the only African airline to offer on-board Wi-Fi on several of its aircraft, apps for booking and payment on the go across all major mobile platforms and is the only airline globally to accept store charge cards (Edcon) as payment method. Mango was the first airline to retail flights through supermarket Shoprite Checkers.
Mango has been recognized for its Customer Service Excellence by ACSA’s Feather Awards in all stations it operates from, received 18 PRISM Awards for various aspects of its Corporate Communication and was awarded a Budgie Marketing Award for its launch campaign in 2006. In 2008 the World Travel Awards named Mango the Best Low Cost Carrier in Africa with the Skytrax World Airline Awards recognizing Mango as the Best Low Cost Airline in Africa for two successive years in 2014 and 2015.
About Star Alliance:
The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international traveler. Its acceptance by the market has been recognized by numerous awards, including the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award and Best Airline Alliance by both Business Traveller Magazine and Skytrax. The member airlines are: Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, Avianca Brasil, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI and United. Overall, the Star Alliance network currently offers more than 18,500 daily flights to 1,330 airports in 192 countries.