Mango offers free festive-season Wi-Fi

2012-12-11 08:41

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Low cost airline Mango will be offering free Wi-Fi on flights between Durban and Johannesburg over the festive season in an attempt to set a record of the highest Wi-Fi usage ratio ever achieved on any route, anywhere.

The gratis period takes place during December through to 31 January 2013.

G-Connect In-Flight Wi-Fi will be available free of charge to Mango Guests on all enabled flights between Durban and Johannesburg, in both directions. The airline plans to break connectivity records during this time and more than double its lead on the global uptake average of 8%. Mango’s G-Connect In-Flight Wi-Fi service was launched in May this year.

Mango expects to transport more than 75 000 Guests on the Durban and Johannesburg route between 11 December until 31 January 2013.

“In line with our current above average uptake ratio of approximately 9-10%, our aim is to break all records with a target of more or less 20% of traveller volume on the route,” says Mango CEO Nico Bezuidenhout.

Next year Mango and G-Connect plan to introduce on-demand entertainment, live television and limited games across its In-Flight Wi-Fi network.

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