G-Connect Aims To Break In-Flight Wi-Fi Record

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South Africa’s G-Connect In-Flight Wi-Fi will be available free of charge to Mango airline passengers on all enabled flights between Durban and Johannesburg.

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. The gratis period runs from December through to 31 January 2013.

Mango expects to transport more than 75 000 passengers on the Durban – Johannesburg route between 11 December and 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. Should Mango achieve this, it would be the highest in-flight Wi-Fi usage ratio ever achieved on any route, anywhere.