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Mobile and WiFi Internet Access on Oman Air Flight

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OnAir together with Oman Air recently celebrated a successful first flight using the full spectrum of mobile and WiFi Internet connectivity services based on Inmarsat SwiftBroadband. The airline offered passengers an extensive range of services - GSM/GPRS together with WiFi Internet.

At this stage, the service is in operation aboard one of Oman Airs brand new Airbus A330 aircraft on the Muscat International to London Heathrow route, with planned extensions to other Oman Air aircraft.

Passenger services on the flight provided Internet access via laptops (wireless), as well as the ability via mobile phones and smart phones to make and receive calls, to send and receive text messages and emails, and to access the Internet.

Benoit Debains, CEO of OnAir, said, This milestone underlines OnAirs leadership as the only service provider today capable of offering the full suite of connectivity solutions for cabin and cockpit GSM/GPRS and WiFi Internet with global coverage.

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