Budget South African airline Mango will offer free Wi-Fi to its customers flying between Johannesburg and Durban this festive season.
The G-Connect In-Flight Wi-Fi was launched in May this year, but will now be offered free of charge to passengers flying between Johannesburg and Durban.br />
In offering the free service, the airline is hoping to set the world record for the highest Wi-Fi usage ratio achieved on flights.
“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,” said Mango Chief Executive Nico Bezuidenhout.
The low cost airline is hoping to transport over 75,000 passengers on the Johannesburg/Durban route between December 11 and January 31.
Mango, together with G-Connect, is planning to include live television, limited games and on-demand entertainment to its passengers on its In-Flight Wi-Fi network.