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Archive for March, 2015

Finnair gives go-ahead to in-flight Wi-Fi rollout

Source: futuretravelexperience.com »

Finnair is set to invest in onboard Wi-Fi connectivity for the majority of its wide-body and narrow-body aircraft, after the carrier’s Board of Directors gave the go-ahead to the investment. At this stage, no further details are available as to which supplier Finnair is likely to work with on the connectivity rollout.

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Indian Airline Operators May Soon Offer In-Flight Internet To Air Travelers

Source: trak.in »

In what may be a great news for Indian Air Travelers, Indian Operators may soon be able to offer WiFi on their aircrafts. According to an ET report, who have cited senior civil ministry officials stating that their ministry had approached Telecom department with a proposal in this regards and a formal announcement on the same could be made soon.

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Stay connected on over 100 Emirates aircraft

Source: emirates.com »

Wi-Fi connectivity at no or nominal cost on nearly half of Emirates’ fleet and on all of its A380s; personal mobile phone service on 75% of its fleet, in addition to in-seat email, telephone and SMS services on every aircraft.
DUBAI, U.A.E, 26 March 2015: Emirates now offers free* Wi-Fi on 106 of its aircraft, with two to three more aircraft being installed with Wi-Fi connectivity every month. After updating the service in early February with a simpler sign-on process on top of other software updates, Emirates has seen a further 25% increase in uptake.

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Finnair to launch inflight Internet on Airbus A350

Source: ausbt.com.au »

Finnair will launch inflight WiFi on its first Airbus A350 this year, as the first step towards a fleet-wide upgrade which will see all of the Finnish airline’s jets set for sky-high surfing by 2018.
The €30 million (A$42 million) program will connect Finnair’s nimble regional European jets as well as its international Airbus A330s and new flagship A350s, the first of which is due to begin flying later this year.

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Sport 24 Coverage Schedule: March 26 – 31

It’s a jam-packed sports line-up for passengers traveling this week on airlines offering Sport 24! Check out the big moments ahead: Sport 24 - March 26 - 31

Euro 2016 Qualifiers

England vs. Lithuania

Spain vs. Ukraine

Holland vs. Turkey

Israel vs. Wales

Georgia vs. Germany

Portugal vs. Serbia

Israel vs. Belgium

Formula 1 Malaysia GP

Race (more…)

Barça-Madrid, In The Clouds For The First Time Ever Collaboration Between Mediapro & Turkish Airlines

Source: turkishairlines.com » 

Interest in the match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid is set to go that step further with the cooperation between Turkish Airlines and MEDIAPRO to broadcast the match live on the airline’s flights. Worldwide interest in Spain’s LFP continues to grow, matching that generated by other major sporting competitions around the globe. This ‘Clásico’ will be the very first LFP (La Liga) match to be broadcast live on board during a flight on an aircraft at up to 30,000 feet high. The airline, which is a member of the Star Alliance, operates flights to 5 continents as well as to several Spanish cities. The Barça-Madrid clash will be available live on around 17 intercontinental flights as can be seen in details on the below chart;

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Sport 24 Coverage Schedule: March 19 – 25

Traveling on a Sport 24 connected aircraft this weekend? Sport 24 has LIVE coverage of the Premier League, ATP Tennis Masters 1000 Series, National Rugby League (NRL), and Bundesliga. Check out this weekend’s schedule of the big moments in sports:Sport 24 - March 19 - 25

Premier League

Manchester City vs. West Bromwich Albion

Newcastle United vs. Arsenal

West Ham United vs. Sunderland

Liverpool vs. Manchester United

Hull City vs. Chelsea

ATP Tennis Masters 1000 Series

Quarter Finals (Indian Wells)

Semi Finals (Indian Wells)

Final (Indian Wells)

1st Round (Miami) (more…)

Why you want to pay way more for inflight Wi-Fi (seriously)

Source: roadwarriorvoices.com »

As a small business owner who spends most of his life in airplanes and hotels, there is nothing I appreciate more than a fast internet connection. Staying connected means I have more flexibility, and it allows me to take a weekday flight if I can be online and available the entire time.

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Hunter and Panasonic Extend Reach of the Internet to Canadian Skies

Source: businesswire.com »

Hunter Communications Canada and Panasonic Avionics announced today that Panasonic Avionics has secured satellite capacity on the Hunter Canada Ku-band beam that is hosted on the E115WB satellite. By procuring nearly one-third of the available capacity, Panasonic has further secured its position as the world’s pre-eminent service provider to commercial airlines and their passengers and crew, providing internet access, airline data services and live TV access to aircraft outfitted with Panasonic’s cutting edge satellite delivery service.

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Wi-Fi in the sky: The good, the bad and the ugly

Source: computerweeekly.com »

Three months before 11 September 2001, at a time when mobile phones were greyscale and keyboards were T9, high-speed in-flight satellite internet took off. It was years ahead of its time, and the service – Connexion by Boeing, using Ku-band satellites – folded in 2006, a year before the iPhone was released.

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