Mango Airlines – a low-cost carrier based in Johannesburg continues its relationship with Acro Aircraft Seating, with a follow-on order for Acro’s Series 3 Ultra Economy Class seat.
The follow-on order covers another two shipsets for Boeing 737-800 aircraft. These will join the 14 shipsets are currently flying with Mango.
The Boeing 737 fleet is used on South African domestic flights to major cities including Cape Town, Durban, George, Bloemfontein and Port Elizabeth and regional flights between Johannesburg and Zanzibar.
Alan McInnes, SVP Sales, Acro said:
“By selecting Series 3 Ultra once again, we are delighted that Mango has continued to recognise the qualities of this classic Acro product. The seat meets the heavy demands of the hardworking low-cost carrier fleet as it delivers unrivalled reliability and cost of ownership. Passenger comfort is maximised with the reclining seat back and unique space-saving design which unlocks two inches more legroom than conventional seats. We value the longstanding relationship with Mango and look forward to continuing our collaboration with South Africa’s leading low-cost carrier.”
Benediction Zubane, Head of Marketing at Mango Airlines said:
“Our collaboration with Acro is a good fit as Mango constantly challenges itself to push the envelope beyond the boundaries of convention; continually developing new products and technologies with a continual focus on service excellence. The Series 3 Ultra seat embodies innovation and enables us to offer a class-leading seating product to our customers.”
Pushing the Series 3 onward
The Acro Series 3 Ultra (and the Series 3 itself) has won many low-cost carrier customers with its low weight and ease of maintenance – which when lowering costs is an important thing. With airlines like Thomas Cook, Aigle Azur, Frontier Airlines, Enter Air, Jet2, Avion Express, Ukraine International Airlines, Red Wings Nordavia using the seat, its a proven design which meets the market well – as well as giving passengers living space at tighter seat pitches.
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