Airlines compete to provide fastest onboard Wi-Fi connectivity

Published on : Thursday, December 10, 2015

wifiIt is indeed amazing how airlines have built such high technical standards for themselves that onboard internet has become a reality in today’s world. You can now easily send whatapp message from a   height of 35000 ft being miles away from your destination. With the announcement of Air Berlin as being the first aircraft to provide AeroMobile 3G eXPhone service, the speed is bound to take a turn.

 

Equipped with the new service is an Airbus A330-200 with the registration D-ABXC. Passengers can use their own 3G-enabled mobile devices to send text messages and surf the internet with the same quality as on the ground. Telephony will remain prohibited on airberlin flights. To date, aircraft have relied upon 2.5G connectivity. The new 3G service means passengers will enjoy faster connections on board.

 

Even though an increasing amount of airlines like Ryanair (to trial later this year on top business routes), Finnair, Srilankan Airlines, Kuwait Airways, TAAG Angola Airlines, and WestJet have announced that they’ll soon be implementing WiFi, there’s still a long way to go when it comes to the service, as exorbitant pricing and speeds that would make even a snail yawn are deterring fliers from considering purchasing internet aboard. At the moment only eight airlines offer free inflight WiFi: Emirates, JetBlue, Norwegian, Turkish Airlines, Air China, Philippine Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines and Nok Air.

 

 

Airlines that offer inflight WiFi and/or GSM internet access are:

Aer Lingus

Aeroflot

AirAsia

Air Berlin

Air Canada

Air China

Air France

AirTran

Alaska Airlines

All Nippon Airways

American Airlines

ANA

British Airways

Cebu Pacific Air

China Eastern Airlines

Delta Air Lines

Egypt Air

Emirates

Etihad

EVA Air

Finnair

Frontier Airlines

Garuda Indonesia

GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes

Gulf Air

HongKong Airlines

Iberia

Icelandair

JAL

JetBlue

Lufthansa

Libyan Airlines

Malindo Air

Mango Airlines

Nok Air

Norwegian

Oman Air

Philippine Airlines (PAL)

Qatar Airways

Ryanair

SAS

Saudia

Singapore Airlines

Southwest Airlines

TAM

TAP Portugal

THAI Airways

Transaero

Turkish Airlines

United

US Airways

Vietnam Airlines

Virgin America

Vueling

WestJet

 

Internet connection in flight is definitely a necessity with growing passenger demand and so is the service and speed. In order to keep the competition going, the recent announcement from Air Berlin will make a big difference and very soon we will find other airlines coming up with similar or superior in-flight connectivity keeping the experiences of passengers forever wanting for more.

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