We reported last week that the South African Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has approved Wi-Fi services on South African flights. In the meantime WirelessG, the company that applied for it, has announced that it will start offering their service on Mango’s Boeing 737-800 planes first. According to some reports, South African Airways might follow a few months afterwards. Comair Limited, operator of British Airways in South Africa and kulula.com, is currently not in talks with WirelessG about installing the in-flight Wi-Fi-system on their planes.
Mango’s Boeing 737-800 planes will be equipped with system that provides the users with Internet access (e-mails and SMS services) using a satellite connection, but there are already plans to integrate in-flight entertainment as well.