G-Connect In-Flight Wi-Fi will be available free of charge to Mango clients on all enabled flights between Durban and Johannesburg, in both directions. The free Wi-Fi period takes place during December through to 31 January 2013.
The airline plans to break connectivity records during this time, and more than double its lead on the global uptake average of 8%.
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,” said Mango CEO Nico Bezuidenhout.
Should Mango achieve this, it would be the highest Wi-Fi usage ratio ever achieved on any route, anywhere.
“With an up-time of over 95% and average speeds of 1Mbs on enabled aircraft, the G-Connect In-Flight Wi-Fi service exceeds many terrestrial line speeds,” Mango said in a press statement.
Next year Mango and G-Connect plan to introduce on-demand entertainment, live television and limited games across its In-Flight Wi-Fi network.