Etihad to offer onboard wireless by year-end

Internet will be offered on two selected routes to Europe

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Etihad to offer onboard wireless by year-end Etihad will offer onboard wireless internet on selected routes to Europe by the end of 2011.
By  Joanne Bladd Published  September 29, 2011

Abu Dhabi flag carrier Etihad Airways plans to offer onboard wireless internet on selected routes to Europe by the end of the year, the airline's CEO James Hogan said Wednesday.

The state-backed airline said two planes would offer onboard internet access by December, a number that would rise to five aircraft by March 2012.

"Three of those five aircraft will be Airbus A330-300s, which will operate between Abu Dhabi and cities like Frankfurt, Geneva, London, Munich and Paris," Hogan said in an emailed statement. "And we are right at the point now of settling on a fleet-wide connectivity solution for the years to come."

2186 days ago
Vinod Mehra

Why onboard wireless internet on selected routes ? There is no customer mileage Etihad achieves through selective implementation of internet other than capital cost.
If Etihad has to achieve number one airline; it has take up such digital project across the sectors. This is imperative to project a coherent picture.

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