EgyptAir and OnAir today announced an agreement to install full mobile and internet OnAir inflight passenger communications services on the airline’s fleet of twin aisle Airbus 330 and 300 aircraft. These will be delivered over an 18 month period, starting in August 2010, and will operate on European and North American routes as well as in the Middle East.
EgyptAir passengers will be able to stay connected inflight using their own mobile phones or smartphones to make and receive phone calls, send and receive text messages and emails, and access the internet. Using the internet OnAir service, passengers will be able to access the internet just as they do on the ground by connecting their laptops either wirelessly or via a wired connection.
By OnAir providing both GSM, GPRS and WiFi internet, EgyptAir passengers will have the broadest range of inflight connectivity options available.
Benoit Debains, CEO of OnAir, said: “OnAir is proud to be working with EgyptAir. The mobile and internet OnAir services together provide air travellers with a complete solution; a full range of service and the highest levels of performance whether they are using mobile phones, smartphones or their laptops, and with global coverage.”
Passenger can use mobile OnAir to stay in touch as they fly on over 6,000 flights each month, to over 240 cities in over 50 countries across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. OnAir has operated more than 13,000 fully connected SwiftBroadband flights to date and has signed agreements with more than 15 airlines worldwide.