Mango ups the ante on legroom

2013-08-15 09:42

Johannesburg - Mango will up the ante on leg room domestically as the airline's new seat rollout commences this month.

The new seats will replace the carrier's existing sets during a replacement programme due for completion by April 2014. Mango's addition of two new generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft this month will be the first to sport the new seats and dramatically increased leg room on board.

"The new seats will increase leg room by between 6 and 7.5 centimetres, depending on where you are seated, delivering one of the best seating configurations in domestic economy class," says CEO Nico Bezuidenhout.

"There is no reduction in our seat density either with a 186 Guest load remaining consistent throughout our fleet. The difference is the level of added comfort Mango is able to offer."

Bezuidenhout believes the new seating will provide Mango with an additional competitive edge over and above its on board Wi-Fi capability, on-time performance record and distribution accessibility.

Ergonomically designed with the latest in aviation technology, the new seats are slimmer with efficient use of available space.

"The seats are also more light weight, with a saving in excess of 1.7 million tonnes in carbon emissions annually due to less fuel burn once the programme is completed," says Bezuidenhout. "The savings in fuel allows Mango to lower its cost base even further, making it possible to contain fare affordability even more."

The airline already operates with the lowest cost base in the domestic aviation sector.

The first two aircraft in Mango's fleet to feature the new seats will be in service from the end of August.

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