a costly mango

South African listed airline group Comair estimates that South African Airways' new low-cost carrier Mango is costing taxpayers more than R3million a week.

South African listed airline group Comair estimates that South African Airways' new low-cost carrier Mango is costing taxpayers more than R3million a week.

Comair joint chief executive Erik Venter based these calculations on an all-inclusive cost of R60000 a flight between Johannesburg and Cape Town.

"With their flights only 50 percent full, their revenue per flight won't even cover their fuel and maintenance costs," Venter said yesterday. - I-Net Bridge

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