Air Europa launches Wi-Fi service on long-haul flights

Air Europa launches Wi-Fi service on long-haul flights

Air Europa has introduced a Wi-Fi service on-board three of its long-haul Airbus 330 aircraft.

The service is powered by Panasonic Avionics and the airline plans to install it on all long-distance flights.

The airline’s two Airbus 330-200 and one A330-300 will offer Wi-Fi via the Panasonic eXConnect system.

The entire long haul fleet should have Wi-Fi service on board by July 2016.

Air Europa’s new Boeing 787 aircraft arriving this month will also offer an on-board Wi-Fi service powered by the Panasonic eX3 IFE system.

How it works

The Wi-Fi service will be activated, above 10.000 meters, when the seat belt light is switched off, therefore it is not available during take-off and landing.

From then on, passengers wishing to connect must keep the airplane mode activated on the mobile device in order to connect to the Wi-Fi “Ontheair” and after opening a browser select that rate most suits their needs.

Fees

Passengers can choose between three rates: EUR 7 for 15 MB of data, EUR 13 for 30 MB or EUR 20 for 50MB.

About Air Europa

Air Europa is Spain’s third largest airline after Iberia and Vueling. The airline is headquartered in Majorca.

Routes: Air Europa operates tour services between northern and western Europe and holiday resorts in the Canary Islands and Balearic Islands. It also operates domestic scheduled services and long-haul scheduled services to North America and South America.

Fleet: Air Europa currently operates a fleet of 48 aircraft, including:

  • 12 Airbus A330
  • 20 Boeing 737-800
  • 5 Boeing 787
  • 11 Embraer 195

Passengers: About 9 million a year.

Alliance: SkyTeam

N.B. Image credit: wikipedia.org

Internet links

Air Europa (UX)

Panasonic Avionics

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