SWISS’ new Boeing 777-300ERs, the first of which are now in regular service on the airline’s intercontinental network, offer customers in all three seating classes a valuable in-flight extra: Internet connectivity. So SWISS travellers can now surf or send e-mails on their laptop, tablet or smartphone device during their flight.
Sport 24 Programming Guide: July 28th – 31st
Have an upcoming flight on an airline offering Sport 24? Enjoy LIVE coverage of the PGA Championship, ATP Tennis, NRL, and F1 Germany at 35,000ft.
The big moments ahead:
PGA Championship Golf
ATP Tennis Toronto
Get free inflight Internet access on China Southern flights
China Southern is trialling free inflight Internet on selected routes until October 29 2016 – among them are flights CZ301, CZ302, CZ325 and CZ326 between Sydney and Guangzhou, as well as flights CZ3112 and CZ3115 between Guangzhou and Beijing. But to take advantage of the promotion you’ll need to register at China Southern’s website before you fly.
BBC World News: August Highlights
Coming up on BBC World News in-flight (Times are in GMT and subject to change)
In the run-up to the Olympics, BBC World News explores the amazing stories of five real-life heroes. This programme, presented by BBC Brasil’s Silvia Salek, tells the stories of five exceptional individuals who overcame great obstacles in their lives through sport and now use it to help people living in some of the poorest and most violent places in Brazil. Heroes includes stories from a skateboarder, a runner, a sailor, a golfer and a badminton coach. Their work is helping to tackle Brazil’s most pervasive problem: the country is still one of the most unequal in the world.
August 6th 01:30, 08:30
August 7th 14:30, 20:30
This month Talking Movies examines the relationship between cinema and the Olympic Games. From Leni Riefenstahl’s Olympia, an historic portrait of the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany, to race and the story of African-American athlete Jesse Owens’ record-breaking four gold-medal triumph in Berlin that year, the history of the Olympic Games has long been linked to cinema. Talking Movies will also survey the field of Olympics-themed movies and present a top ten list of the best films to be inspired by the Games and interview actors who’ve starred in movies devoted to the Olympics.
August 20th 12:30
August 21st 00:30, 07:30, 19:30
Episode 1 – Fit In or Fail
In the first episode of this three-part series, Billie JD Porter reveals what it’s really like to grow up in China – where respect for state and elders is being drilled into the next generation and where you are often seen as a failure if you don’t fit in.
Episode 2 – Desperate for Love
In the second episode of this three-part series, Billie JD Porter plunges into the competitive world of Chinese love – where marriage markets, dating boot camps and even plastic surgery are used to increase marriage potential.
Episode 3 – How to Get Rich
In the third and final episode of this three-part series, Billie JD Porter explores how China’s recent boom is changing people’s lives fast.
August 13th, 20th, 27th 09:10, 21:10
August 14th, 21st, 28th 02:10, 15:10
Virgin Australia to launch inflight Internet
Virgin Australia will flick the switch on sky-high WiFi next year, giving passengers on its domestic and international flights the ability to stay connected above the clouds. Virgin’s domestic Boeing 737-800 and Airbus A330 fleet, as well as its international Boeing 777-300ERs, will be equipped with satellite Internet from mid-2017.
Sport 24 Programming Schedule: July 21st – 27th
Flying doesn’t mean that you have to go without LIVE sports! If you’re flying an airline with Sport 24 this week, you can enjoy coverage of the NRL, Formula 1, and ATP Tennis Toronto.
The big moments ahead:
North Queensland Cowboys vs Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Brisbane Broncos vs Penrith Panthers
Canberra Raiders vs New Zealand Warriors
Melbourne Storm vs Sydney Roosters
South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Formula 1 Hungary GP (more…)
IMG agrees deal for live inflight rights for Rio 2016 Olympics
IMG has agreed a deal with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for the international inflight rights for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The deal will see IMG distribute live coverage of the Games to the airline and cruise line industries, excluding all routes within the U.S.
Which airlines offer inflight Internet access from Australia?
Inflight Internet in Australian skies is becoming less so a novelty than an expectation of high flying business travellers, with more and more airlines powering up their satellite links to make sky-high surfing a modern reality.
Among the current ranks are Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways and Emirates, with Qantas to launch free inflight Internet aboard its domestic Airbus A330 and Boeing 737 aircraft by the year’s end.
China Eastern Commits to 84 Aircraft Deal with Panasonic Avionics
China Eastern Airlines has increased its commitment to Panasonic Avionics’ (Panasonic) for global broadband connectivity services to 84 total aircraft.
The leading Chinese carrier, which, in partnership with China Telecom Satellite, was the first to offer broadband Wi-Fi connectivity on flights over Chinese airspace, and this agreement strengthens its long-term relationship with Panasonic.
Sport 24 Programming Schedule: July 14th – 18th
This week on Sport 24, passengers can enjoy LIVE coverage of The Open while in-flight!
The big moments ahead:
The Open Golf
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles vs New Zealand Warriors
Newcastle Knights vs Melbourne Storm (more…)
Connect. Communicate. Discover.
Connect to Your World
Continue on with your connected life in-flight using your laptop or mobile device.
Communicate the Way You Want
Chat, post, email, text, tweet, call
or conference right from your
seat — at 30,000 feet.
Discover the Possibilities
Enjoy an in-flight experience where the things you live for come to life.