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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.”

Future Travel Experience Up in the airIf you are committed to enhancing the onboard passenger experience, make sure you attend the FTE Up in the Air conference, which will take place at our flagship event, FTE Global 2014, in Las Vegas from 24-26 September 2014. The theme of the event is 'Redefining the end-to-end passenger experience'.

The Up in the Air conference will focus on all things in-flight – including IFE&C, passenger and crew connectivity, cabin design, passenger comfort, personalisation and ancillary revenue generation – and we look forward to playing an important role in shaking up the passenger experience in the air, which has evolved very little in the last 20 years, unlike on the ground.

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