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Mango’s first flight took to the skies on 15 November 2006 following one of the largest domestic e-commerce events of the time with more than 10 000 fare queries per minute at first sale. Since then, Mango has grown its fleet of 4 Boeing 737-800 aircraft to ten and the airline now operates between South Africa’s key domestic points as well as between Johannesburg and Zanzibar. Innovation is a cornerstone of the airline’s business and the carrier remains the only African airline to offer on-board Wi-Fi on several of its aircraft, apps for booking and payment on the go across all major mobile platforms and is the only airline globally to accept store charge cards (Edcon) as payment method. Mango was the first airline to retail flights through supermarket Shoprite Checkers. lVango has been recognized for its Customer Service Excellence by ACSA’s Feather Awards in all stations it operates from, received 18 PBISM Awards for various aspects of its Corporate Communication and was awarded a Budgie Marketing Award for its launch campaign in 2006. In 2008 the World Travel Awards named Mango the Best Low Cost Carrier in Africa with the Skytrax World Airline Awards recognizing Mango as the Best Low Cost Airline in Africa for two successive years in 2014 and 2015.