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Archive for October, 2015

Lufthansa Approved to Offer In-Flight Wi-Fi in China

Source: chinaaviationdaily.com »

Deutsche Lufthansa AG (LH) has been given the green light by China’s aviation watchdog to launch Ku-band satellite-supported Wi-Fi internet connectivity on the airline’s 49 aircraft in China, the German carrier said on Friday.

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BBC World News: November Highlights

Coming up on BBC World News in-flight (Times are in GMT)

 

Search and BeyondBBC World News - Horizons

How is the world of the internet search engine evolving? Adam Shaw sees how the big companies are not only improving their search ability but branching out into other areas too.

November 21st: 02.30, 08.30
November 22nd: 14.30, 21.30


Spirit of Yachting: Farr 40 World ChampionshipBBC Wold News - Spirit of Yachting

The Farr 40 class celebrates 18 years as a Grand Prix type yacht at the Farr 40 World Championships in Long Beach, California. Fiercely competitive, the event demands precise teamwork, consistency and determination and has captivated the sailing community since its inception in 1997.

November 21st: 12.30
November 22nd: 00.30, 07.30, 19.30


Iran’s Pioneer PhotographerBBC World News - Iran's Pioneer Photographer

Antoin Sevruguin is the most important photographer of 19th century Iran. During his long career his camera captured all walks of Iranian life and his photographs provide a unique visual source of the pre-World War 1 era.

November 28th: 12.30
November 29th: 00.30, 07.30, 19.30

 

Sport 24 Coverage Schedule: October 29th – November 4th

It’s a big week for Sport 24 with the launch of the NBA season to the Rugby World Cup Finals! Watch all of this and more with Sport 24 in-flight.

The big moments ahead:Sport 24_Oct 29 -  Nov 4

Rugby World Cup Final

New Zealand vs Australia

NBA

Miami Heat vs Cleveland Cavaliers

Golden State Warriors vs New Orleans Pelicans

Atlanta Hawks vs Miami Heat

NFL

Miami Dolphins vs New England Patriots

Cincinnati Bengals vs Pittsburgh Steelers

Seattle Seahawks vs Dallas Cowboys

Green Bay Packers vs Denver Broncos (more…)

NBA and IMG to Partner on In-Flight Broadcast of NBA Games

Source: variety.com »

The NBA and IMG have reached a new multiyear agreement to broadcast live NBA games on Sport 24, the only 24/7 sports channel available in flight.

The new partnership will include more than 100 live regular-season, playoff and Finals games each season on in-flight channel Sport 24. The IMG-owned and produced channel is available on more than 250 aircraft on 10 airlines, including Emirates, Etihad Airways, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines. As part of the partnership, IMG will also distribute original NBA programming, highlight shows and content across the wider in-flight industry.

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Air Seychelles boosts fleet capacity and offers inflight connectivity on Aldabra

Source: airseychelles.com »

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has significantly strengthened its fleet capacity by registering its first Airbus A330 aircraft under the Seychelles civil aircraft register.

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Sport 24 Coverage Schedule: October 22nd – 28th

Sport 24 has just added the NBA to their impressive line-up! If you’re flying on an airline offering Sport 24 you can now watch your favorite NBA team LIVE while 35,000 ft above the ground.Sport 24 - Oct 22 - 28

The big moments ahead:

NBA

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Chicago Bulls

New Orleans Pelicans vs Golden State Warriors

UEFA Europa League

Lazio vs Rosenborg

Euroleague Basketball

Real Madrid vs Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade

NFL

Seattle Seahawks vs San Francisco 49ers

New York Jets vs New England Patriots (more…)

IAG/Aer Lingus to launch wifi on short-haul flights – Willie Walsh

Source: independent.ie »

Aer Lingus owner IAG has “firm plans” to launch Wi-Fi onboard its short-haul flights, Chief Executive Willie Walsh said.

“We think the technology platforms are well established now and can facilitate our requirement which is for global coverage. So watch this space is what I would say,” Walsh told journalists as the airline group announced new transatlantic routes for newly acquired Aer Lingus and its British Airways unit.

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Brits reveal their hopes for the future of air travel… WiFi on ALL planes, separate seats for children and in-flight vending machines

Source: dailymail.co.uk»

Today is October 21, 2015, the day that Marty McFly and Doc Brown travelled to in the Eighties film Back To The Future II, and several of the movie’s predictions, including 3D films and Video-call communication, came true.

But now Brits are trying their own hand at soothsaying, by guessing what air travel will look like in the future.

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United Airlines to adopt single interface for disparate wifi services

Source: runwaygirlnetwork.com »

United Airlines soon will no longer use the Gogo payment system for wifi. The move affects more than 100 aircraft (the vast majority are 70-seat regional jets, plus 15 p.s. Boeing 757-200s) which, as of 1 November 2015, will have payments processed by United rather than Gogo.

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Inmarsat, Lufthansa sign 10-year connectivity deal

Source: marketwatch.com »

LONDON–Mobile satellite communications services provider Inmarsat PLC (ISAT.LN) has signed a contract to provide high-speed inflight connectivity services for passengers onboard Lufthansa’s European continental fleet.

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