# The South African National Taxi Council has failed in its bid to acquire Mango airlines. It is understood Santaco did not make on the shortlist as a bidder. The carrier has been in an involuntary business rescue since July last year. Mango owes creditors three-billion-rand. In 2011, the taxi industry body launched its own low-cost airline, Santaco Express. It, however, never took to the skies.