Mango Airlines offers in-flight wifi

Date: 26 May 2012

Mango Airlines, the domestic low-cost airline which is owned by South African Airways, is the first airline in South Africa to offer in-flight wifi internet access to its passengers.


While in-flight wifi is commonplace in a number of developed countries across Europe as well as in the United States, this is a first for a domestic airline on the African continent, and it remains to be seen whether Mango's local competitors will follow suit in offering wifi internet access to passengers on domestic flights.


Mango has partnered with Vodacom to provide the necessary infrastructure for the service, and passengers pay a set fee per flight to be afforded unlimited internet access. The pricing model based on unlimited access for a set fee is similar to the one used in most developed countries.