• Mango is the latest airline to offer flights, starting from 15 June.
  • All passengers get one free date change for the next two months.
  • No food or drink will be provided on the plane – you are requested to bring your own.
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New bookings on Mango are now open for flights between Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban from Monday, 15 June.

A one-way ticket from Johannesburg to Cape Town will cost from R1,860.

All passengers get one free date change for the next two months. Imploring travellers to stay home if “any form of sickness is suspected” – Mango said that you should rather use the free date change to take another flight in case of illness.

While you can “block” the seat next to you for R750 on FlySafair, Mango says it will "strategically” seat passengers on its planes - apart from families, who will sit together.

Here’s what else you need to know:

  • As only business travellers are allowed to take flights during Level 3, you must present a relevant travel permit and letter from your employer authorising travel.  This will be checked at the entrance of airports and again at check-in and boarding, says Mango. “If a traveller does not have a relevant travel permit for either essential or business travel signed off appropriately, the traveller will not be granted access to the airport, and may subsequently forfeit the travel ticket as purchased,” the airline said in a statement.
  • You must arrive at least two-and-half hours prior to your flight “as a contingency for any unforeseen delays”.
  • If you do not arrive at the airport with a mask, you won’t be allowed in.
  • No food or drink will be provided on the plane – you are requested to bring your own.
  • You must show your ID documentation, ticketing and tickets to Mango staff – instead of handing it over.

Other airlines

Airlink has local flights on sale between Cape Town and Joburg, and Joburg and Durban, with the first flights scheduled from this Monday, 8 June. FlySafair has flights scheduled from 15 June, as does SAA - although there is some uncertainty about whether the airline can take to the skies.