UK travelers want inflight mobile services
British passengers want more connectivity and mobile services while onboard their flight.
Supply of in-flight Wi-Fi far exceeds demand
Increasing data rates, a recent U.S. regulatory simplification, and a steady growth of global in-flight Wi-Fi installations suggest that popularity of onboard Internet access should be booming.
Emirates launches in-flight live television viewing
For regular globe-trotters, and sports lovers in particular, flying can be boring however sleek the aircraft one is using.
Panasonic, Gogo assure they’ve got back-up plans after Ku-band satellite launch failure
Considering the Internet bandwidth constraints being experienced by passengers on board aircraft today, it could be argued that the failed launch of an Intelsat Ku-band satellite designed to cover North Atlantic routes couldn’t have happened at a worse time.
Southwest Airlines Launches Movies On Demand
DALLAS, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) announced today that movies on demand are now available on all WiFi-equipped Southwest aircraft for only $5 per movie, per device.
Cell Phones on the Plane: Possible Lift in Ban on In-Flight Phone Calls, But Some are Still Against It
The long-held regulations against using cell phones in U.S. airspace may soon be lifted, but many passengers and experts are still against it, citing both health risks and the potential annoyance.
Exclusive: Airbus exits inflight connectivity business with sale of OnAir stake to SITA
European airframer Airbus has officially exited the inflight connectivity service business, after selling its stake in OnAir to SITA, the APEX editor’s blog can confirm.
United Airlines adds Wi-Fi for overseas flights
United Airlines has been one of the last major airlines to jump into the business of offering on-board wireless Internet. But it’s trying to make up for its tardiness.
Emirates puts emphasis on inflight live television as mammoth deal with Panasonic is revealed
Emirates has confirmed plans to offer Panasonic Avionics’ Global Communications Suite (GCS) – including live television – on its widebodies, in a unique turn of events that will see inflight connectivity rivals OnAir and Panasonic work together.
Southwest set to roll out on-demand movies
Southwest Airlines next week plans to roll out on-demand TV shows and movies, which passengers can watch on their personal electronic devices.
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