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Mango to Offer In-Flight Wi-Fi

First SA Airline to Offer In-Flight Wi-Fi



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Low-cost airline Mango will be the first domestic airline to offer Wi-Fi on its entire fleet of aircraft. The service, which will be provided by WirelessG, will allow passengers to access the internet at 35,000 feet in the air. The service is due to resume later this year.

Passengers will be able to use their smartphones, tablets, and laptops to connect to the wireless service when travelling with the low-cost airline, allowing them to surf the net, send emails, connect to their social networks, and much more.

Although the price for this service has not been finalised as yet, WirelessG said it should be priced at less than R1 per megabyte, making it affordable to all those who use the airline.

Passengers will also be pleased to know that there will be no contracts attached to receiving the service, nor will there be any sign-up costs.

National carrier South African Airways, which owns Mango, is still awaiting approval from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in order to proceed with the plan. However, the CAA has said on a report that it welcomes the plan in theory.

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