Singapore Airlines debuts in-flight mobile connectivity

Singapore Airlines debuts in-flight mobile connectivity

Singapore Airlines’ first aircraft equipped with AeroMobile’s in-flight mobile connectivity service took its inaugural flight from Singapore to London today (Friday).

The new Boeing 777-300ER is the first of eight aircraft being delivered with cutting-edge in-flight entertainment and Wi-Fi and GSM connectivity.

The in-flight mobile service, powered by GSM provider AeroMobile, provides passengers with a way to stay connected during the flight.

Passengers will be able to use their mobile phones to send text messages as well as access internet, with seamless service coverage claimed between Singapore and London.

Travellers using any of the UK’s major mobile phone networks can access the service. The same applies for subscribers of Singapore’s three main mobile operators; M1, SingTel and StarHub. AeroMobile also has roaming agreements with 220 other mobile operators worldwide.

Company chief executive Kevin Rogers said: “We’re delighted to add Singapore Airlines to our growing list of airline partners. They join the likes of Emirates, Etihad and Virgin Atlantic, all of which are contributing to the increases we’re seeing in in-flight mobile use.

“Asia is a significant growth area for us, with more airlines scheduled to launch the service in the coming months. As well as Singapore Airlines we’re looking forward to working with Thai Airways and Garuda Indonesia in the not too distant future.”


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