Mango Airlines has given its employees until the end of the month to accept voluntary severance packages. The state-owned low-cost carrier has been grounded since the end of July this year, due to financial difficulties.

It currently has 700 employees and around 300 of them are said to have been targeted for voluntary retrenchment by its Business Rescue Practitioners.

Mango Airlines offers workers severance packages:

A Business Rescue Plan is yet to be published and voted on by creditors.

“We understand that it’s important for the business rescue to be fast-tracked because SA is now removed from the red list of the UK and SAA cannot fly to London without its own feeder. But it is sad news to see people let go, but we know the most important thing of avoiding job losses, one of them is severance packages, we know that SAA and Mango when they start flying again those people who left will come back, but for now we must ensure that those who are leaving have something,” says General Secretary of the Dynamic People’s Union of South Africa Mashudu Raphetha.