Airberlin Becomes First German Airline to Offer In-Flight Internet

By Juliet Van Wagenen | November 24, 2014
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[Avionics Today 11-24-2014] The Airberlin group, the second largest airline in Germany, has equipped the first two aircraft in its fleet with the new “airberlin connect” Wi-Fi service. The two Airbus A320s now offer a Wi-Fi system provided by Panasonic Avionics that allows passengers to access the Internet with their personal smartphone, tablet or laptop during a flight. Ã¢â‚¬Â¨Ã¢â‚¬Â¨

“With the new Wi-Fi service, our passengers can stay online during the flight and stay in touch with their families, friends and business partners. We will gradually expand the new service to almost the entire fleet. Airberlin is the first German airline to offer in-flight Internet access not only on long-haul flights, but also on short- and medium-haul flights,” said Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, CEO of Airberlin.

In addition, passengers on short and medium-haul flights will have access to an entertainment offering with TV series, movies and music available for streaming to their personal device. The airline plans to complete the process of installing Panasonic’s Wi-Fi system across its entire fleet within the next three years.

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