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No more strings attached at Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways has introduced a WiFi internet onboard on its new fleet of aircraft. The new service, courtesy of Connexion by Boeing and Etisalat, allows customers to access the internet from 35,000 feet, giving them greater connectivity at every step of their journey.

Etihad Airways has introduced a WiFi internet onboard on its new fleet of aircraft.
The new service, courtesy of Connexion by Boeing and Etisalat, allows customers to access the internet from 35,000 feet, giving them greater connectivity at every step of their journey.
“Our guests can now connect to colleagues, friends, and family anywhere at anytime when flying on our new fleet of Airbus and Boeing aircraft,” said Sheikh Dr. Ahmed Bin Saif Al Nahyan, chairman, Etihad Airways.
To use the service, Etihad internet subscribers have to log onto the internet with their existing Etisalat Dial Up/Al Shamil username and password.
Etihad is the first carrier in the Middle East to introduce wireless technology, which so far has been installed on nine recently delivered aircraft in the A330-200, Boeing 777-300 and Airbus 340-500 categories. Etihad has 20 more aircraft on order, including the giant Airbus 380, which will also have wireless capabilities.
The carrier showcased the new service to journalists at the recent Arabian Travel Market where they watched an Etihad representative set up a live video link up between an airborne Etihad aircraft and a PC on the ground. An Etisalat employee chatted to colleagues on the ground via a web cam.

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