Malaysia’s Malindo Air first to provide new in-flight wi-fi services

Published on : Thursday, June 4, 2015

Malindo AirMalaysia’s hybrid airline, Malindo Air became the first airline in Malaysia providing connectivity onboard through its new in-flight services namely Malindo WiFi and Malindo Mobile available on the airline’s Boeing 737-900ER.

 

Malindo Air Chief Executive Officer Chandran Rama Muthy said the launching of Malindo WiFi and Malindo Mobile came after the initial announcement last year that the airline would deliver its promise of providing access to wireless calls as well as connection services to its passengers.

 

According to Chandran with the launched of the connectivity services onboard, users would be able to browse the web, check emails, update social media feeds, send and text and receive voice calls.

 

“A WiFi-enabled fleet brings more than just operational benefits and we look forward to upgrading our location-based tracking systems to real-time tracking too in the near future.

 

“We are also enhancing current products onboard through MalindoMag which will be on all our flights operated on both ATR and Boeing jet fleet,” he said on the launching of Malindo WiFi, Malindo Mobile and Malindo Air magazine called MalindoMag in KL International Airport 2 (klia2) by Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai Thursday.

 

He noted that Malindo WiFi and Malindo Mobile were available on three Boeing jets for the time being which covered busiest business route such as Kota Kinabalu, New Delhi and Mumbai sectors, while the rest of the fleet is expected to be fitted until the end of the year.

 

Four flexible timed usage passes which could be purchased onboard from the cabin crew or through a portal in the in-flight system with duration ranged from an hour to 12 hours usage and priced from USD6.95 to USD21.95 depending on the duration.

 

Malindomag was a full-fledged travel magazine with pages on trendy holiday spots, travelling tips and insights into high profile personalities relevant to the travel market.

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