Ireland national carrier Aer Lingus is launching in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity service on its fleet of Airbus A330 aircraft with AeroMobile.
[Aer Lingus A330. Photo, courtesy of Aer Lingus.]
AeroMobile, a U.K.-based telecommunications GSM service provider and Panasonic Group subsidiary, will enable Aer Lingus passengers to connect to its Wi-Fi service to use text messaging on their smart phones, as well as Internet browsing on all of their personal electronic devices (PED) at 30,000 feet.
A total of seven A330s will be equipped with the satellite technology provided by AeroMobile.
Stephen Kavanagh, chief commercial manager at Aer Lingus said the carrier will become the third airline in Europe to provide the Internet Wi-Fi service on transatlantic flights.
"Having direct internet access on flights of up to ten hours in duration, will be of huge benefit to our customers, in particular to business customers," said Kavanagh.
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