Lufthansa to roll out Wi-Fi on short-haul flights

Lufthansa to roll out Wi-Fi on short-haul flights

Send emails from a height of 32,808 feet, shop online while soaring over the Alps, stream videos above the clouds – and all of that with broadband quality.

Soon, passengers of Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines will be able to go online on shorter journeys too – as they have already been able to do for quite some time on long haul flights. Last summer, Lufthansa received the so-called Supplemental Type Certificate for the Airbus fleet A320 from the European Aviation Safety Agency, and successfully concluded all the necessary preparation work.

Now, the next stage of testing on Lufthansa and Austrian routes will begin, initially involving five aircraft in each case. Passengers who fly on these aircraft will be offered free Internet use during this test phase. The analysis of the user behaviour will provide the data necessary to further enhance the service ahead of its market launch.

Harry Hohmeister, member of the board of directors of Deutsche Lufthansa and responsible for hub management, said: “I am pleased that we can soon offer broadband Internet to our passengers on inner-European flights, giving them the chance to have a seamless digital experience.

“Since the launch of Lufthansa Flynet, it has been our goal to offer added value on board to our customers through innovation – and that also includes our Internet provision.”

In the first quarter of 2017, the number of Lufthansa aircraft outfitted with Internet access will increase to approximately 20. One by one, the entire Lufthansa A320 fleet is to be equipped with the latest advanced technology by mid-2018. The re-fitting of all 31 aircraft at Austrian Airlines is planned to be completed before the end of April 2017.

As well as Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines, Eurowings also has plans to bring the Internet on board its aircraft – estimated launch is aimed toward the end of the first quarter 2017. A total of 69 Eurowings aircraft are to be fitted with the systems by the summer of 2017. Lufthansa passengers can gain Wi-Fi access to the Internet using their own mobile devices.

The Internet service of Lufthansa Airlines and their technology partner, Inmarsat, uses the latest broadband satellite technology (Ka-band) and provides seamless, reliable coverage on short haul and mid-range flights via the Inmarsat network Global Xpress.

Inmarsat partner Deutsche Telekom will be the Internet Service Provider for Lufthansa passengers.

 

News Source: www.breakingtravelnews.com

About author

TnH Global
TnH Global 4066 posts

Our platform is the most comprehensive, current and accurate content destination for tourism that also offers the opportunity to connect and network with quality buyers and sellers.

Name: TnH Global              Email: admin@tnhglobal.com

You might also like

Trending

Tier-II cities driving growth in domestic aviation sector

New facilities boost momentum of passenger traffic There has been a continuous growth in the domestic aviation industry in India, particularly after the Regional Connectivity Scheme was flagged off. The

Chennai to Bengaluru: Travel by land faster than by air

Chennai to Bengaluru in 30 minutes! No, this is not a figment of imagination, or worse a videogame, but a proposed mode of transport. A US-based company which has embarked

Latest

Changi Airport’s search for its Seventh Millionaire continues

Lucky Indian shopper emerges to be the first finalist​ Changi Airport Group’s anchor retail promotion ‘Be a Changi Millionaire’ is running its seventh season this year, with larger-than-life fun installations

Latest

Mazagan Beach Resort to host World Travel Awards Grand Final 2015

Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort in El Jadida, Morocco has been selected to host the prestigious World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final 2015. Set to take place on Saturday, December

Latest

Indian techies welcome in Canada after Trump ban

Indian-origin tech leaders in Canada say the controversial visa and travel restrictions imposed by US President Donald Trump+ will be a boon for tech recruitment and investment in Canada. “This provides

Latest

Maldives Tourism organizes successful 4-city Roadshows in India

The Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) organized a trade road show in Lucknow, Chandigarh, Pune and Hyderabad; keeping in line with its Visit Maldives 2016 year activities. These

Slider

Indians in Qatar advised to stay alert, modify travel plans

India has asked its nationals in Qatar to stay alert and modify their travel plans after several Gulf nations cut off diplomatic ties with Doha accusing it of supporting terrorism.

Trending

An Appsolutely friendly complaint registration system for tourists

Working almost in sync with Goa Tourism to give tourists a platform to address their woes on transportation issues, the Directorate of Transport, Govt. of Goa has launched a Complaint Registration mobile app. The App,  provides  a convenient  facility

Latest

SriLankan Airline’s new codeshare with Mihin Lanka to boost tourism from Kolkata

SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka recently announced a code share agreement with Mihin Lanka for the operations of flights between Kolkata and Colombo. A special introductory fare

Latest

Etihad Airways reveals new First Class amenity kits

Etihad Airways has revealed its new First Class amenity kits, designed in partnership with two leading brands from the worlds of fashion and beauty: internationally renowned fashion designer Christian Lacroix,

Transport

Etihad Airways launches ‘fly now pay later’ scheme

The UAE’s flag carrier Etihad Airways has launched a ‘fly now and pay later’ scheme which provides people an option of paying the ticket fare in monthly installments, the airline

Trends

Ski Dubai celebrates over Six Years of Snow Penguins

The famous residents are part of the resort’s successful breeding programme, supported by US-based multi-generation research programme Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!