Srilankan to offer OnAir services on new fleet
Hamburg, April 9, 2014
SriLankan Airlines has signed up for OnAir’s inflight mobile phone and wifi services.
The national carrier, due to join the one world alliance on May 1, is renewing its long-haul fleet.
Mobile OnAir and Internet OnAir will be installed as linefit on the airline’s six new A330-200 aircraft, said a statement.
The people travelling from Colombo to destinations all over the world will be able to email, tweet, send text messages, make calls, and surf the Internet during the flight, it said.
Kapila Chandrasena, CEO, said: “We take pride in providing our passengers with a luxurious and innovative experience, so connectivity is a must for our new aircraft.
“We selected OnAir because it is the only inflight connectivity provider of consistent coverage on all the routes we fly.”
Srilankan Airlines also has the Airbus ALNAv2 inflight connectivity system installed in its aircraft, besides being powered by Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband satellite network for mobility and consistent global coverage.
Ian Dawkins, CEO of OnAir, said: “We’re delighted that SriLankan Airlines has decided to offer its passengers GSM and wifi while flying. The two services complement each other perfectly, providing exactly the online experience we all expect on the ground.”
OnAir is the leading inflight connectivity provider in Asia and the Middle East, with a fast-growing customer base across the two regions.
It has regulatory approvals from over 100 countries, as well as roaming agreements with more than 375 mobile network operators. - TradeArabia News Service