AeroMobile, a Panasonic Avionics Corporation subsidiary, and UAE telecommunications operator Etisalat have partnered to simplify and reduce the cost of mobile phone use in flight.
The company says its inflight mobile phone service is now available in Etisalat’s mainstream roaming packages, allowing their subscribers to stay online, make and receive calls, and listen to voicemail on suitably-equipped aircraft at no extra cost.
The inflight mobile services are available on more than 20 airlines worldwide, including Emirates and Etihad in the UAE.
Kevin Rogers, CEO of AeroMobile, said: “Etisalat is renowned for being at the leading edge of the customer experience and this new market-leading offer shows their continued commitment to providing the very best service to their subscribers, whilst also endorsing the importance and relevance of in-flight mobile services to the travelling public.”
AeroMobile’s services are available for installation either at the point of aircraft manufacture (line fit) or on aircraft in service (retrofit) across both Airbus and Boeing aircraft. Since 2008, it says more than 40 million passengers have successfully connected to the AeroMobile network inflight.
The service is available on; Aer Lingus, Air France, Air Serbia, Alitalia, Asiana Airlines, Emirates, Etihad, EuroWings, EVA Air, Cathay Pacific, KLM, Kuwait Airways, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air, Qatar Airways, SAS, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Turkish Airlines and Virgin Atlantic.