South Africa’s Mango Airlines temporarily suspends flights

Johannesburg, South Africa - December 25, 2018: A Boeing 737 airliner of the South African budget airline Mango stands on the apron at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.

South African Airways subsidiary Mango Airlines has temporarily suspended its services due to outstanding payments to Air Traffic Navigation Services, ATNS.

The decision to suspend services comes a day after the carrier announced plans to enter a form of local bankruptcy known as business rescue.

While apologizing for today’s flight interruptions and delays, Mango Airlines Acting CEO, William Ndlovu said the senior management and shareholders are in locked-in discussions to find an amicable solution to this impasse.

Mango spokesperson Benediction Zwane said customers with planned flights will be issued with vouchers valid for up to 24 months. The vouchers can be used to find alternative transport arrangements.”