ASIA Travel Tips.com

TAM Airlines to Extend Inflight GSM and WiFi Services

Search ASIA Travel Tips .com Send to Friend ASIA Travel Tips.com Latest Travel News Tuesday, 26 July 2011

TAM Airlines clients will, in around a year, be able to use their mobile devices aboard the company's entire long haul-fleet, including Boeing and Airbus aircraft.

The decision to extend OnAir's services follows nine months in which passengers have enjoyed the chance to make phone calls, send and receive text messages and emails, and access the internet on selected TAM short-haul flights.

Through the cell phone network, passengers will be able to use their mobile phones. They will also be able to use notebooks, tablets and other devices compatible with WiFi to access the internet.

OnAir's connectivity services based on Inmarsatís SwiftBroadband will be deployed on TAMís 12 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft (four already in the fleet and eight to be received by 2014), as well as on 10 A330s and 27 A350s (to be delivered between 2014 and 2018). Including 31 short-haul aircraft, out of which four are already in service, a total of 80 aircraft will be equipped with OnAirís services over the next coming few years.

The long-haul service will be rolled-out from the second half of 2012. Installation of the 31 short-haul planes has already started, with OnAir connectivity gradually coming into service by the beginning of next year.

Josť Zaidan Maluf, TAMís Supply and Contracts Vice President said, ďPassengers want to stay in touch during flights. We have seen that with the popularity of OnAirís services on our short-haul aircraft. There is no doubt that inflight connectivity will become ubiquitous and we are determined to lead the way. That is why TAM will be the first airline in the Americas to provide the full range of passenger connectivity services on their long-haul fleet.Ē

TAM Airlines has received airworthiness certification from ANAC for the short-haul aircraft and will submit a similar request for the long-haul aircraft prior to installing the connectivity system and activating OnAir services.

 The system was certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in 2009 and is flying with various major airlines.

See other recent news regarding: Airlines, Airports, Awards, Flights, Codeshare, FFP, Inflight, Lounges, First Class, Business Class, MICE, GDS, Rewards, Miles, Hotels, Apartments, Promotions, Spas, Yoga, Retreat, New Hotels, Traffic, Visitor Arrivals, Cruises, Free Deals, Interviews, Videos, TAM, OnAir


Subscribe to our Latest Travel News Daily Email Free of Charge by simply entering your email address above, or return to the Latest Travel News Asia main page to see all the latest headlines. You can also s
tay updated with our RSS Feed Free Travel News RSS Feed and even add the travel news to your website. Have questions? Please read our travel news FAQ.
     
Chef Wan, Chef Amporn and Chef Tammasak to Perform at Organic Gourmet Festival in Chiang Mai Golf: Hyatt Open 2014 in Hua Hin (Thailand) Raises Over 1.1 Million Baht This exclusive HD video interview with Mr. Vincent Hoogewijs, Regional Vice President and General Manager of the Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok, took place on 2 May 2014
Organic Gourmet Festival Hyatt Open 2014 Four Seasons Bangkok
Making a Difference: Hansar Hotels and Resorts' CSR Initiatives - Interview with CEO HD video tour of a Sea View and a Sea View XL Room at the luxurious Hansar Samui in Thailand ATR Demonstrates 72-600 Flight Simulator During Singapore Airshow 2014
Hotel CSR Hansar Samui ATR Simulator
Anantara Bangkok Riverside - Exclusive HD Video Interview with GM, Nikolaus Priesnitz GECAS to Lease 10 New Boeing Aircraft to Myanma Airways An exclusive HD video interview about the elegant Airbus A350 XWB with David Velupillai, Marketing Director for Airbus Corporate Jets at Singapore Airshow 2014
Anantara Riverside Myanma Airways Airbus A350
Inside Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner - HD Video It takes 800 workers between 65 and 80 days to assemble, install, test, paint, furnish and deliver an Emirates Airbus A380. Showers, Bars, Lounge - The Emirates Airbus A380 Has Them All - HD Video Tour Thai Airways International Takes Delivery of Brand New Boeing 777-300ER
Qatar Airways B787 Emirates A380 Thai Airways B777-300ER
Latest Travel News
Advertising
Advertising
Contact Details | Privacy | About Us | ASIA Travel Tips.com © Copyright 1997 - 2014 - ASIA Travel Tips.com - All rights reserved