Mango Airlines has apologised for flight interruptions, saying its team is working on clearing the delays as soon as possible.

The low-cost airline took to Twitter to allay concerns after customers reported flight disruptions and cancellations on Wednesday morning.

It comes amid reports that Mango has failed to pay its employees’ salaries and is expected to stop flights from May 1.

It’s unclear whether Wednesday’s delays are linked to the airline’s financial woes.

South African Cabin Crew Association (SACCA) president Zazi Nsibanyoni-Mugambi says, “We haven’t been informed about today’s events. But we have been told by Mango that as of the 1st of May they will go into – what they term as hibernation – in order to deal with the legacy debt and the amount owed to various creditors.”

“So today is not May 1 and they should be flying as far as we know. Since August 2020, they have been asking the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) to intervene in this legacy debt. The DPE is burying its head in the sand and is ignoring the plight of Mango,” adds Nsibanyoni-Mugambi.


Meanwhile in 2020, South African Airways technical decided to lift the aircraft maintenance suspension for two out of four of its affected customers.

This followed a decision taken by the SAA subsidiary, to suspend maintenance services to four of its airline customers in September, due to outstanding payments on services already rendered.

The video below is reporting that in 2020, Mango Airline resolved its technical issue with SAA: