OnAir Expands In-Flight Wi-Fi Coverage with Garuda Indonesia
Published on: 5th Feb 2014
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Passengers flying with Garuda Indonesia can now use OnAir's inflight Wi Fi product, Internet OnAir, throughout the flight. The Wi Fi service is provided through arrangements made with OnAir's local reseller, Telkom Indonesia.
Indonesia's national airline flies to 33 domestic and 18 international destinations across Asia, Australia, and Europe, and carried more than 20 million passengers in 2012. OnAir's services have been installed on Garuda's existing A330 aircraft and will also be installed on its A330s currently on order.
OnAir added that it anticipates adding its GSM service, upon the establishment of an appropriate framework by Indonesian regulatory authorities.
OnAir uses Inmarsat's SwiftBroadband network for its mobile data backhaul.
"Garuda Indonesia is a very ambitious airline seeking to stay at the front of the pack by being an early adopter of inflight connectivity," said Ian Dawkins, OnAir CEO.
"We have now reached the point whereby inflight connectivity is a must-have service across the world. In 2014, we expect to see acceleration in interest from airlines, the number of contracts we sign and, most importantly, deployment like today's service launch with Garuda Indonesia."