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Egyptair signs up with OnAir

27th May 2009 - 01:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Egyptair and OnAir have announced an agreement to install full Mobile OnAir and Internet OnAir inflight passenger communications services on the airline's fleet of twin-aisle Airbus 330-300s. These will be delivered over an 18-month period, starting 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 during flights using their own mobile phones or smartphones to make and receive phone calls, send and receive text messages and e-mails, 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 as well as Wi-Fi internet, Egyptair’s passengers will have a broad range of inflight connectivity options.

Egyptair’s chairman, Captain Sherif Saad Eldin Galal, commented, “We are constantly looking to improve our offering to passengers. This latest technology from OnAir helps us further differentiate our service, and enables our customers to stay in touch with colleagues, family and friends while they travel.”

“OnAir is proud to be working with Egyptair,” remarked Benoit Debains, CEO of OnAir. “The Mobile OnAir and Internet OnAir services together provide air travellers with a complete solution.”

Mobile OnAir uses an advanced and extensive infrastructure for mobile communications, along with Inmarsat SwiftBroadband, high capacity services from Inmarsat 4th generation satellites. OnAir has operated more than 13,000 fully connected SwiftBroadband flights to date and has signed agreements with more than 15 airlines worldwide.

According to a recent passenger survey, 80% of passengers who have used Mobile OnAir services on selected flights would like these services to be available on every flight.

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