TAP Portugal adds inflight WiFi on transatlantic flights
Inflight internet to be installed on TAP Portugal A330s; A350s to follow
Published 05 April 2012 in News
TAP Portugal will become one of the first European airlines to offer inflight connectivity on flights between Europe and both North and South America, when it launches OnAir’s inflight WiFi service sometime in 2012.
Passengers flying TAP’s transatlantic routes in Airbus A330 aircraft will be will be able to use Internet OnAir to access the web using their Wi-Fi enabled personal electronic devices, such as iPhones, iPads and BlackBerrys, as well as laptops. Passengers simply pay with their credit card and start surfing the Internet, including the use of email.
According to TAP Portugal, "Connectivity is an important part of our service offering, giving TAP a vital competitive edge as one of the first airlines to experience OnAir’s services. Passengers have been enthusiastic users of inflight connectivity whenever they have access."
TAP has also committed to deploying OnAir’s services on its planned fleet of A350s.
"The inflight connectivity market is maturing and today's deal confirms OnAir’s position as the number one provider of global inflight connectivity services," said Ian Dawkins, CEO of OnAir. "Our ability to provide worldwide coverage consistently is of the very highest importance to our airline customers."
OnAir’s use of Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband, combined with the most extensive network of regulatory approvals and roaming agreements, means its services are available everywhere in the world.
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