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JOHANNESBURG, 11 JUNE 2021 – The Flight Centre Travel Group has welcomed the announcement of a newly configured South African Airways (SAA), which will be jointly owned by government and a strategic equity partner consortium, Takatso. “We welcome the announcement this morning regarding the way forward for SAA as a sustainable and competitive airline that […]

South Africa moves to adjusted alert level two

President Ramaphosa’s latest speech can be found HERE South Africa will move to an adjusted alert level two on 31 May 2021. Curfew will be in place between 23:00 pm and 04:00 am. All COVID-19 health and safety protocols must be followed, including observance of guidelines for social distancing, sanitation, hygiene and use of appropriate […]

Update to Tanzania entry requirements

A travel advisory was issued on the official Government’s Twitter page for the Republic of Tanzania (linked to the Ministry of Health website) today, 4 May 2021. Entry requirements for South Africans to note include: Travellers will need to complete a traveller’s surveillance form 24 hours prior to arrival in Tanzania. A negative COVID test upon arrival […]

Mango Airline: Statement by Airports Company South Africa

As per the Mango Facebook page this morning: “Dear Guests, Mango Airlines apologises for this morning’s flight interruptions and delays. We are currently working on a solution and will be back at the counters and hope to clear the delays as soon possible. We apologise in advance for the inconvenience caused.” Flight Centre Travel Experts […]

Mango Airline: Statement by Airports Company South Africa

Airports Company South Africa can confirm as reported earlier today that it had suspended Mango Airlines from using its airports due to outstanding debt. Airports Company South Africa has since lifted the suspension on Mango Airline with immediate effect. This follows negotiations that were entered into earlier between the two entities. The airline has made […]

Update: Mango flights to Zanzibar

Mango Airlines has confirmed that passengers holding a ticket to Zanzibar, or passengers transiting through Zanzibar, will be allowed to board the Johannesburg to Zanzibar flight scheduled for departure on Tuesday 27 April 2021.However passengers will need to book a return flight on an alternative carrier. 27 April departure on Mango Airlines JNB-ZNZ Communication from […]

Mango suspends flights to Zanzibar

Mango Airlines has issued a communication advising its passengers against travel to Zanzibar, should you not be travelling one way, i.e. if you have an upcoming return flight with Mango. Mango will temporarily seize operations to Zanzibar at midnight on 25 April 2021. Flight Centre Travel Experts are in contact with affected customers to assist […]


Flight Centre Travel Group has noted communication in the media regarding Mango Airlines preparing to enter business rescue and pause operations, effective 1 May 2021. According to a leaked document, the Department of Public Enterprises has been asked to consider putting Mango Airlines into business rescue if it fails to obtain R2.7bn in funds for […]