SAA and Mango will rationalise their route networks, resulting in additional Mango-operated flights for the domestic market.
The revised schedule will take effect from January 15, 2018 and will see some of the flights operated by SAA at present, operated by Mango in the future.
Both SAA and Mango currently together offer 200 return flights per week between Johannesburg and Durban and 278 return flights per week between Johannesburg and Cape Town. The combined number of flights will stay the same following the changes next year.
Once the changes are fully implemented, Mango will operate 132 return flights on the Johannesburg-Durban route and 116 return flights on the Johannesburg-Cape Town route per week. SAA will operate 68 return flights between Johannesburg and Durban, and 162 return flights between Johannesburg and Cape Town.
The rationalisation programme follows an earlier announcement in September, where SAA announced network changes and forms part of the five-year turnaround plan.
The changes have been reflected in all the SAA and Mango distribution systems since December 12, 2017.