Posted on: 14 October 2013 by Mark Howells
Aer Lingus has introduced AeroMobile’s in-flight mobile services to its long-haul flights, allowing passengers to use their own mobile phones to text and browse the internet.
All seven of the airline’s Airbus A330 aircraft, which serve the USA from the Republic of Ireland, are fitted with the AeroMobile service, meaning travellers can stay in touch with friends and family by SMS, or email a colleague at 30,000 feet.
Irish passengers using Three Ireland, Vodafone Ireland and O2 Ireland, as well as travellers from the US on AT&T and T Mobile can all access the AeroMobile network in-flight.
AeroMobile claim the service is just like roaming abroad; passengers can turn on their mobile device to connect to the network, and are billed directly by their mobile operator. Prices are typically similar to ‘rest of world’ terrestrial roaming rates.
“With the launch of AeroMobile services on Aer Lingus’ transatlantic routes, Irish passengers are certainly well-served with in-flight connectivity,” said Kevin Rogers, CEO of AeroMobile. “Aer Lingus is the third European carrier to launch our in-flight mobile service on transatlantic flights.”
In the last six months more than 20,000 passengers have connected to the AeroMobile network on flights operated by Etihad, Emirates and SAS serving Ireland.