SriLankan Airlines has signed up for OnAir’s
inflight mobile phone and Wi-Fi services.
By the autumn, people
flying from Colombo to destinations all over the world will be
able to email, tweet, send text messages, make calls, and surf the
internet during the flight.
Sri Lanka’s national carrier, due to join the
oneworld alliance on 1 May, is renewing its long-haul fleet.
Mobile OnAir and Internet OnAir will be installed as linefit on
the airline’s six new A330-200 aircraft which are part of the
“We take pride in providing our passengers with
a luxurious and innovative experience, so connectivity is a must
for our new aircraft,” said Kapila Chandrasena, CEO of SriLankan
Airlines. “Providing Wi-Fi and GSM access is the norm for leading
airlines. Our aim is to offer an outstanding service to our
passengers. We selected OnAir because it is the only inflight
connectivity provider of consistent coverage on all the routes we
Like more than 30 airlines before, SriLankan
Airlines has the Airbus ALNAv2 inflight connectivity system
installed on its aircraft. Global connectivity will be powered by
Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband satellite network.
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