Low-cost airline, Mango, has assured its customers that their current and future bookings will be valid, despite the current situation. This comes after the airline was grounded over the weekend.
Mango is owned by the troublesome South African Airways. Due to non-payment, Mango technical support as well as SAA technical support has been brought to a halt, reports EWN.
The entire aviation industry was hit hard by the lockdown and its related travel restrictions. Mango defaulted on its payments to creditors, including SAA technical. This led to the airline being grounded.
Meanwhile, the struggling airline has made plans for passengers with existing bookings. The airline has said that it will be making use of third-party options. This could mean that the airline will have to pay for an upgrade if the third-party tickets cost more than what passengers paid for theirs, but at least they will be flying.
Mango's Benediction Zubane told EWN that the airline has not given up yet.
"Mango remains hopeful for a win-win solution between itself and SAA technical in due course. As part of the contingency, Mango will continue to operate via a third-party lease agreement."
Fellow low-cost carrier, Kulula, hasn't taken to the air since the hard lockdown started at the end of March. On its website, the Comair-owned airline says that they're currently under business rescue.
"We plan to be back in the skies by December 2020 and will be in contact with all customers regarding their bookings."
Watch the eNCA video below for more on the grounding of Mango flights over the weekend.
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