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Financially burdened Mango airlines have suspended all flights across the country this morning.
Reports are that the airline has been grounded due to non-payment to Airports Company South Africa (ACSA), however, Mango airlines claim that they are unable to process clients due to a technical glitch.
Mango issued an apology to customers for the delays:
Mango Airlines apologises for this morning’s flight interruptions and delays.
We are currently working on a solution and will be back at the counters and hope to clear the delays as soon possible.
We apologise in advance for the inconvenience caused.
— Mango Airlines (@FlyMangoSA) April 28, 2021
The flight suspension comes days after a leaked internal staff memo revealed that the cash-strapped airline is to be grounded from 1 May.
All Mango flights at all ACSA airports have been affected.
Mango says it’s in discussions with ACSA and DPE.
— Heidi Giokos (@HeidiGiokos) April 28, 2021
Meanwhile, travel agencies have advised against booking flights via Mango, warning that flights might be affected until 1 May or until the airline receives the government funding.