Fly Mango Airlines was conceived in October of 2006, and became known as the first true low cost airline in South Africa. Mango's first flight departed in November of 2006. Mango is a firm favourite for people wanting to fly in comfort, but at a reasonable price. Mango airlines are a low cost airline based in Johannesburg, South Africa, and is owned by South African Airways. It operates domestic scheduled budget services. Its main base is OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.