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Mango Airlines inspires St Ansgar’s School children to reach new heights

Feb 27, 2018
Mango Airlines inspires St Ansgar’s School children to reach new heights

As much as Mango is committed to passing savings on to its Guests, the low-cost airline also has no problem spending money on a worthy social initiative. One such initiative was a special hand-over to the St Ansgar’s Combined School.

The school was gifted with items necessary to ease the workload of teachers and staff. This hand-over follows an initiative last year where a number of learners from the school were treated to a morning at Lanseria Airport.

Nic Vlok, acting CEO at Mango Airlines explains, “The moment the school children’s faces lit up as they stepped on-board a trademark orange Mango aircraft, Boeing 737-800, it became apparent that this was far more than a CSI initiative.

"It was an opportunity to give these children wings! And by that I mean, options for their future. For most, the fascinated and happy faces indicated it was their first time on an airplane so it was our opportunity to introduce the possibility of a career in the airline industry.

“The Mango and St Ansgar’s partnership will continue with more opportunities for the school to learn more about a career in the airline. In fact, we hope that for some learners it is just the beginning of a love affair with flying.”

Main image: Acting CEO of Mango Airlines, Nic Vlok (R) gifts St Ansgar’s School who they work closely with in the Lanseria area.

Benediction Zubane and Nic Vlok from Mango Airlines (L) with St Ansgar’s learners.

Joining the assembly at St Asgar’s Combined School is the team at Mango to gift the teachers, staff, and children