Live Television now available inflight on China Airlines

Travel News Asia 26 January 2006

China Airlines is now providing live television service via its Connexion by Boeing (CBB) high-speed Internet service. Using the new service, passengers can stay up to date with current events while flying.

The new live global television service offers passengers four channels of live television programming from their laptops. The television programming consists of CNBC, MSNBC, Eurosportnews and BBC World. In order to provide the new service, China Airlines has upgraded the software in select aircraft.

By installing antenna on aircraft, the Connexion by Boeing system brings high-speed broadband internet to CAL passengers via satellite and ground operation centers. Passengers carrying laptops with wireless web cards can access the internet by paying in advance. China Airlines is now offering this cutting-edge Internet access service on certain routes.

Live global TV programming is part of the Internet and data access service, and is provided at no additional cost to passengers purchasing the Connexion by Boeing internet service. Passengers have the option of paying for a full sector, or they can pay US$9.95 for the first hour, US$14.95 for the first two hours or US$17.95 for the first three hours. For the full sector rate, a sector of less than 24 hours costs US$26.95. Passengers can pay by credit card, and Chunghua Telecom users can also pay through direct billing to their monthly statements.

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