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Iberia continues rollout of in-flight connectivity


Iberia continues rollout of in-flight connectivity

Iberia passengers on selected transatlantic flights will be able to make use of the Mobile OnAir and Internet OnAir in-flight connectivity solutions.

Iberia now offers Wi-Fi and GSM connectivity on aircraft serving transatlantic routes between Europe and the US and South America, having introduced the Mobile OnAir and Internet OnAir services on its A330s and A340-500s.

The latest installations bring the total number of Wi-Fi equipped aircraft in Iberia’s fleet to 18.

It marks a significant step in the Spanish carrier’s plan to have connectivity solutions installed on a total of 25 A330s and A340s. This rollout is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2015.

Ian Dawkins, CEO of OnAir and a panellist in the Cabin Integration Symposium which will take place at FTE Global 2014, said he hopes Iberia’s investment in connectivity will help to encourage other European carriers to follow suit.

“Other regions, particularly the Middle East and Asia, are moving ahead fast with satellite-based connectivity and European carriers are at risk of having to play catch-up,” he said.

“I’m sure this will be the wake-up the call they need to start providing what passengers want: the ability to stay in touch during flights.”

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Interested in learning more about improving your onboard passenger experience? At FTE Europe 2015, which will take place in London from 2-4 February 2015, senior speakers from the likes of Virgin Atlantic, Lufthansa, Etihad Airways, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Ryanair, Thomson Airways, Air Canada, United Airlines, Inmarsat, IATA, Factorydesign and Thales will share their latest passenger-focused plans and visions in the 'Up in the Air' conference.

The event will also include a dedicated 'On the Ground' conference stream, IATA workshop, an extensive exhibition, a visit to the Emirates Aviation Experience, and a 'Best of British' Gala Evening at Altitude 360 @ Altitude London, London's premier sky venue which offers jetliner views of the city.

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