Gogo has teamed up with T-Mobile to allow passengers to make use of free in-flight texting and Visual Voicemail on Gogo-equipped aircraft in the US.
The Australian carriers have relaxed their rules on the use of personal electronic devices following a change in policy by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.
Gogo has received a supplemental type certificate from the FAA to install Gogo Vision as a standalone product, even without the company’s connectivity service.
Following the rollout of Delta’s new IFE streaming product, FTE explores how the major US carriers are upping their game when it comes to in-flight entertainment.
Qantas will invest in refurbishing the cabins on its Boeing 737-800s, while more aircraft will be equipped with the Q-streaming wireless IFE service.
Monarch has introduced its new wireless IFE system, MPlayer, which offers passengers paid access to movies and music via their own electronic devices.
China Eastern Airlines will be the first Chinese carrier to offer onboard Wi-Fi, with a trial planned on two of its A330s flying between Hongqiao and Beijing.
Passengers on domestic routes will soon be able to make use of in-flight connectivity, as Japan Airlines starts the rollout of Wi-Fi on 77 domestic aircraft.
UK-based leisure carrier Monarch will introduce non-reclining seats with built-in tablet holders across its fleet in response to feedback from its customers.
The first two-class A330 has been added to the Philippine Airlines fleet, and it includes flat-bed seats, wireless IFE and Wi-Fi connectivity.