Afriqiyah Airways to Install OnAir Services on Entire Airbus Fleet

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Tuesday, 12 January 2010

OnAir has signed an agreement with Afriqiyah Airways to install OnAir inflight passenger connectivity services on Afriqiyah Airways entire Airbus long range and short range fleets.

In phase one of this agreement, OnAir will install the full connectivity suite (Mobile OnAir and Internet OnAir) on the airlines A330 fleet. In phase two, Mobile OnAir will be installed on the airlines Airbus A320/A319 fleet. Passengers will be able to stay connected inflight using their own mobile phones or BlackBerry-type devices to make and receive phone calls, send and receive emails and text messages, and access the internet.

Offering inflight connectivity is part of our ongoing drive to continuously improve our customer travel experience, while helping to differentiate us from the competition, said Eng. Rammah Ettir, CEO of Afriqiyah Airways. With OnAir providing both GSM/GPRS as well as Wi-Fi Internet, our passengers will have the broadest range of inflight connectivity options available anywhere in the world today.

Benoit Debains, CEO of OnAir, added, Afriqiyahs decision to install inflight connectivity across its entire long and short haul Airbus fleets is a first in the industry and underlines the importance airlines attach to providing their passengers with such services as we head into a new decade.

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