Egyptair has introduced inflight mobile connectivity on two Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.
The airline successfully introduced mobile connectivity on two of its six Boeing 787-9 aircraft in Spring this year.
EGYPTAIR plans to complete the roll out on the other four aircraft through Autumn 2019.
When the rollout is complete, EGYPTAIR will have both mobile and internet connectivity across its entire fleet of Dreamliner aircraft.
In addition to the onboard Wi-Fi and live TV service, passengers will be able to connect their roaming-enabled GSM mobile phones to use mobile data services, send and receive SMS messages and emails, and make and receive calls.
The B787-9 fleet with inflight mobile connectivity will serve destinations including Europe, America and Asia during 2019.
The onboard system comes from Panasonic Avionics subsidiary AeroMobile.
The agreement between Egyptair and Panasonic Avionics was announced in April 2018.
EGYPTAIR has also selected Panasonic Avionics to provide inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) solutions for its new fleet of 15 A320neo aircraft.
Kevin Rogers, CEO of AeroMobile, Panasonic Avionics:
“We are pleased to provide mobile connectivity services onboard EGYPTAIR’s B787-9 aircraft. EGYPTAIR has reached an exciting milestone through developing mobile connectivity to its passengers with seamless connectivity in most of the flight.
“The airline joins our ever-growing connected fleet enabling inflight mobile connectivity to become more accessible to travelers than ever before. We look forward to continue working with the team to provide a great passenger experience.”
The AeroMobile service is currently available on; Aer Lingus, Alitalia, Air Italy, Air Serbia, Asiana Airlines, Biman Bangladesh Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Etihad, EuroWings, EVA Air, EgyptAir, Kuwait Airways, Malaysian Airlines, Lufthansa, Malindo Air, Qatar Airways, SAS, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, TAP Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, Uzbekistan Airways, and Virgin Atlantic.
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