New Routes for Mango Airlines and Kulula Airlines

Well, it’s been an interesting few weeks in the South African airline industry, what with 1time calling it a day and a new airline called FlyGo Air launching (although this is not a low cost competitor).
Now, the two remaining low cost airlines, Mango and Kulula.com, have both launched two new routes to try and cement their positions and bring more cheap flights in South Africa. Kulula will be flying from Johannesburg to East London, starting on the 28 November 2012. The first flight will however only be on the 1 March 2013, and there will be two daily flights. Meanwhile Mango airlines have launched flights between Johannesburg/Cape Town to Port Elizabeth. Although it is never good to see an airline fail (as less choice for the consumer is never a good thing), but it is great to see the other airlines picking up the slack. Let’s just hope they can keep the prices reasonable.