South African budget carrier, Mango Airlines, is to cut employee salaries by 50%.
In a report by iol, Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan revealed to Parliament during a briefing on the state of state-owned entities that Mango’s employees had taken salary cuts voluntarily.
The minister added that the cuts would be made according to pay grades, with the lowest-paid employees taking the smallest cut.
The money retained from the salary cuts would then be used to aid South African Airways operate beyond the end of May.
A Mango spokesperson however expressed that the airline had not yet sent an official communique to all employees concerning the salary cuts.
Mango Airlines operates a small fleet of 14 Boeing 737-800s around South Africa and into Tanzania.