OnAir connectivity for Libyan Airlines
Libyan Airlines and OnAir have announced an agreement to install Mobile OnAir inflight passenger communications services on the carrier's brand new fleet of seven Airbus A320s flying routes across Europe and the Middle East.
The airline is expecting delivery of the aircraft in 2010, and is the first single-aisle operator in Africa to announce plans to offer passengers inflight connectivity services.
Libyan Airlines’ 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 text messages and emails, and access the internet.
"Providing this service will help differentiate us from the competition and is part of our ongoing drive to constantly improve levels of service for our passengers," declared Capt. Mohamed Ibsem, CEO of Libyan Airlines. "Aboard these new aircraft, our passengers will be able to stay in touch with colleagues, family and friends while they travel. We selected OnAir because it offers the best service, is the most technologically advanced system, and represents the best way forward to take advantage of ongoing technology development."
Mobile OnAir uses an advanced and extensive infrastructure for mobile communications, along with Inmarsat SwiftBroadband, high capacity services from Inmarsat 4th generation satellites. Air passengers today can use Mobile OnAir to stay in touch as they fly on over 8,000 flights each month, to over 240 cities in over 50 countries across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. OnAir has operated more than 40,000 fully connected SwiftBroadband flights to date.