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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

OnAir Expands Presence in Africa, Middle East

Woodrow Bellamy III 

[Avionics Today April 15, 2014] OnAir recently made its presence well known in Africa and the Middle East, announcing new in-flight connectivity packages for SriLankan Airlines, TAAG Angola and Kuwait Airways.

The Switzerland-based connectivity provider is adding Wi-Fi and GSM access through its Mobile OnAir and Internet OnAir services to SriLankan's fleet of A330-200s beginning in May. TAAG Angola will begin line fitting its new fleet of Boeing 777-300ERs with Mobile OnAir and Internet OnAir in May as well.

“This new deal with TAAG Angola Airlines shows that cabin connectivity is now a truly global market,” said Ian Dawkins, CEO of OnAir. “We are in the strongest position to make inflight connectivity a truly worldwide phenomenon, given the breadth and depth of our regulatory and roaming agreement networks. On top of SwiftBroadband’s consistency across the world, this means we can offer an uncompromised service to all airlines, wherever they might be.”

Kuwait Airways will begin adding both services to its newly ordered fleet of A330s and A320s in December. The carrier is the 10th Middle East airline to choose OnAir as its connectivity provider.

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