Mobile and Internet connectivity now on all Etihad 777’s…

Etihad Airways has announced that all 24 Boeing 777 Aircraft of their Fleet are now connected during flights for Mobile and Internet usage. This is just the beginning as Etihad plans to deploy the same to the rest of their 89 Aircraft strong fleet.

The full suite of inflight connectivity services on the fleet includes Wi-Fi, mobile services and Live TV. The services combine the “Etihad Wi-Fly” solution, powered by the Panasonic Avionics Global Communications Suite, and OnAir’s inflight connectivity solution.

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Passengers will be able to enjoy high-speed broadband services on Wi-Fi enabled devices including smartphones, tablets and laptops, Etihad said in a statement.

The Live TV onboard service also allows guests to watch live news and major sporting events on seven TV channels including BBC World News, CNBC, CNN, euronews, Japan’s NHK World Premium, Sky News Arabia, and Sport 24.

The Cabin crew and flight deck operations can also utilise Wi-Fi connections to handle medical emergencies. Packages to access the internet start at $5, Etihad added.

Etihad Airways’ Boeing 777 aircraft are used for long-haul destinations across the airline’s network, such as Los Angeles, Washington DC, London, Manchester, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Paris, Sydney, Melbourne, São Paulo, Bangkok and Jakarta.

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