The politics and suspension of flights surrounding budget airline Mango it gives opportunity to new player in the airline market such as Lift.
Mango flights were suspended on Wednesday due to outstanding payments to the Airports Company South Africa (ACSA).
“We can confirm that our services and all flights are temporarily suspended for today only,” Mango said in a statement on Twitter.
Now Mango strike a deal with its competitor, Lift to help their stranded passengers. As part of the arrangement with Lift, Mango will be contacting and rebooking some of its affected passengers to fly with Lift to ensure they can travel as planned.
“Lift has agreed to accommodate passengers where possible. We will update you on any further changes,” the company stated.
Lift CEO and co-founder Jonathan Ayache said the airline was happy to help in any way it could, especially given the number of people travelling for the school holidays.