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Vietnam Airlines rolls out in-flight wifi service

Source: businesstraveller.com »

Beginning October 10, Vietnam Airlines passengers will have access to a new in-flight wifi service on select Airbus A350 flights.

The new service will be available on flights between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Shanghai and Osaka, as well as between Ho Chi Minh City and Osaka, Singapore. The airline says it will continue its research to develop this service on its Boeing 787 and other A350 aircraft with better speed and accessibility.

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AeroMobile partners with du to offer in-flight mobile connectivity

Source: hmgaerospace.com »

AeroMobile, a subsidiary of Panasonic Avionics has signed a partnership agreement with UAE telecommunications operator du, to offer du’s subscribers in-flight mobile connectivity.

The new partnership will expand on du’s popular international roaming plans – ‘Roaming data bundle on preferred networks’ –which currently enable subscribers to use their phones in 86 different countries for the same price as being at home.

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Travelers want Wi-Fi and Live TV while in the air

Source: ftnnews.com »

Frequent flyers have a substantial interest in staying connected while on a flight and are prepared to pay more for it, according to new research that was commissioned by BBC Global News and conducted by independent research consultancy MTM.

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Ethiopian Installs Wi-Fi on A350 Fleet

Source: businesstravelnews.com »

Ethiopian Airlines has installed broadband satellite Wi-Fi across its Airbus A350 fleet. The service is available for a fee or by redemption of ShebaMiles. A350 aircraft currently make up 12 of Ethiopian’s operating fleet of 116 aircraft, and the carrier plans to expand Wi-Fi to the other long-haul aircraft in its fleet.

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Press Release: TAP Air Portugal introduces inflight mobile connectivity

Source: runwaygirlnetwork.com »

Leading inflight mobile connectivity provider AeroMobile, a subsidiary of Panasonic Avionics Corporation,is pleased to announce the addition of TAP Air Portugal to its connected fleet. TAP Air Portugal’s first connected Airbus A330-900neo entered into service in December 2018.

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Former CBB customer Korean Air re-embraces IFC with MAX deliveries

Source: runwaygirlnetwork.com »

After a 15-year story arc, the final airline to have once offered the long defunct Connexion by Boeing inflight connectivity system is ready to once again offer connectivity to its passengers. Korean Air will take its upcoming Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft linefit with the Panasonic Global Connectivity Suite, signaling an end to the airline’s longstanding hesitance to offer connectivity once again after getting burned the first time around.

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Norwegian becomes first low-cost airline to introduce free Wi-Fi on intercontinental flights

Source: media.uk.norwegian.com »

Airline begins rollout of Wi-Fi connectivity on Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and 737 MAX fleet

Free Wi-Fi for full duration of long-haul flights and high-speed option fast enough to stream movies

Rollout of Wi-Fi to be completed on more than 50 percent of Dreamliner fleet by 2020

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Air New Zealand set to launch A321neo Australian service

Source: atwonline.com »

The debut of Air New Zealand’s first Airbus A321neo will mark the start of a major upgrade of the airline’s international short-haul fleet, helping it confront a new phase of fierce competition in the Australia-New Zealand market.

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