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Three airlines get a reality check on inflight Internet
Recent changes to the inflight Internet plans of Emirates, Etihad Airways and Finnair are reducing the amount of data that many travellers can download and the amount of time they can spend online, unless they’re willing to pay more for the same amount of connectivity.
Press Release: Air China selects Panasonic IFEC for Airbus A350s
Air China, the flag carrier and one of the major airlines of the People’s Republic of China, has selected inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) solutions from Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) for its fleet of Airbus A350 aircraft.
Asiana Airlines A350s Take Off With Panasonic Avionics
Asiana Airlines, one of Asia’s largest carriers, has begun revenue service with its first A350 aircraft using Panasonic Avionics Corporation’s (Panasonic) industry-leading inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) solution. This first aircraft, which was line fit with Panasonic solutions by Airbus, entered passenger service on May 15th having been delivered to the carrier on April 26th.
Virgin Australia says international inflight WiFi ‘coming soon’
Emirates gives free inflight WiFi to Skywards Platinums, Golds
JAL now offers free inflight Internet on all Japanese flights
Emirates doubles free WiFi to 20MB before you start paying
Emirates will give economy passengers a larger serve of free inflight Internet before new data charges kick in.
The Qantas partner carrier currently provides 10MB of free access to all passengers, followed by a modest ask of just US$1 for each 500MB of data.
Emirates to offer free inflight WiFi in business, first class
Emirates is shaking up its inflight Internet plans to include “unlimited free WiFi” for business class and first class passengers while increasing the cost of the service for economy travellers.
The Gulf carrier currently gives all passengers 10MB of free access to its satellite Internet system, with each additional 500MB of data available for just US$1.
IAG’s Level subsidiary takes flight
International Airlines Group (IAG) has launched the first flights of its low-cost, long-haul subsidiary Level.
Twice-weekly services between Barcelona and Los Angeles launched yesterday (June 1), with thrice-weekly flights from the Catalan capital to Oakland International following today, and services to Punta Cana and Buenos Aires launching later this month.
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