AirAsia is now testing inflight Wi-Fi ahead of
an expected product launch scheduled for year end.
A range of Wi-Fi products including instant
messaging, emails as well as content streaming will be made
available gradually on all AirAsia flights with the AK flight code
operated by AirAsia Berhad from Malaysia.
Earlier this week, three
instant messaging services, namely LINE, Whatsapp and WeChat were
tested during an user acceptance testing (UAT) exercise.
“I am very proud and
happy that our staff continue to push the boundaries of being
innovative. The Wi-Fi equipment that was introduced to us much
earlier was just too expensive and we have decided to develop our
own. It has taken us five years to come to this stage, but in true
AirAsia style, we have to get it right and provide our guests with
the best value at the most affordable rates,” said AirAsia’s Group
Chief Executive Officer, Tony Fernandes. “Finally, the masses will be
able to enjoy Wi-Fi on board at a low-cost price. As I promised to
the market, this is one of many initiatives that we are rolling
out to boost our ancillary income per passenger spent target of
RM60 in the near term.”
For the next
two months, AirAsia will be providing around 60 passengers on each
AK flight with the opportunity to participate in the test.
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