China Eastern to provide inflight Wi-Fi via AsiaSat-6

A passenger using an iPad on an aircraft.
A passenger using an iPad on an aircraft.

“China Daily” reports that China Eastern Airlines has become the first national carrier to provide inflight Wi-Fi services on both domestic and international flights.

It says the carrier has received approval from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology to use the AsiaSat-6 satellite for inflight Wi-Fi on its 21 aircraft.

China Eastern said it plans to offer inflight connectivity on its Airbus 330 and Boeing 777-300ER aircraft for long-haul routes.

It says it is also the first time the ministry has given Wi-Fi approval for such a large fleet.

Read the full story on “China Daily”

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