Lufthansa Rolls Out Mobile Phone Services with AeroMobile
Published on: 8th Feb 2014
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Europe's largest airline, Lufthansa, has launched its inflight mobile phone service with AeroMobile, allowing passengers to use their own mobile devices to text and browse online at 30,000 feet via Lufthansa FlyNet.
With eight aircraft already in service, the German airline has confirmed it will roll out mobile connectivity across its entire long-haul fleet of over 100 aircraft this year.
The AeroMobile network, which allows passengers to roam just as they would abroad, is already available across selected A330s in the Lufthansa fleet, flying from Munich and Frankfurt to North America and the Middle East.
The service is simple to use; passengers simply turn on their mobile device to connect to the network, and are billed directly by their mobile operator. Prices are said to be typically similar to 'rest of world' terrestrial roaming rates.
"It's great news that Lufthansa will be rolling out AeroMobile connectivity on their entire fleet this year; we know that passengers are keen to keep their mobile phones on inflight and Lufthansa clearly recognises the value of offering this service," said Kevin Rogers, CEO of AeroMobile.