July 12, 2019: Mango Airlines, the low-cost carrier of South African Airways, has started operation between Nelson Mandela Bay's Port Elizabeth (PE) Airport and Lanseria International Airport at Johannesburg, using B737-800 series. The service will operate two flights a day.

The introduction of the new PE route comes shortly after the recent successful launch of Mango's only direct Zanzibar-Lanseria flight. "We are excited to welcome this new route to our airport as our passenger numbers and demand for more routes continue growing," said CEO of Lanseria International Airport, Rampa Rammopo.

The airport's location in the north means it is easily accessible for both business and leisure travellers. It is also the gateway to the Cradle of Humankind, a paleoanthropological site, and other tourists attractions in the North West and Johannesburg - making it a destination of choice.

The introduction of the PE route is part of Lanseria Airport's expansion plan - positioning it to become the gateway to Africa. To accommodate this growth, the airport is busy with its new pier extension project which will see additional check-in counters and boarding gates added. A new aircraft parking bay is also in the pipeline, and travellers can look forward to a new multi-storey parking area being unveiled very soon.

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