Emirates will begin offering in-flight mobile phone service on its fleet of A380s, as part of of the Dubai carrier's connectivity package with OnAir.
The OnAir system uses EDGE and GPRS connections to allow passengers to make and receive phone calls and text messages through their individual mobile service providers.
Emirates said the OnAir mobile service has been successfully installed and tested on one of its A380s, and will be retrofitted to its entire fleet of 25 A380s going forward.
“Our goal on every flight is to exceed our passenger’s’ expectations. We believe that exceeding expectations should not only apply to our Cabin Crew’s award-winning inflight service and our SKYTRAX ‘World's Best Airline Inflight Entertainment’ ice system, but also to our passenger’s desire to stay in touch while travelling,” said Patrick Brannelly, VP of corporate communications at Emirates.
(Emirates customer connects onboard the A380)