Posted on: 08 March 2016 by Mark Howells
Air Europa is now using Panasonic Avionics’ eXConnect system to offer in-flight connectivity (IFC) services to passengers onboard three of its Airbus A330 aircraft.
Although currently only two Airbus A330-200s and one A330-300 offer IFC, it is estimated that from July, Air Europa’s entire long-haul fleet will have in-flight Wi-Fi capabilities. The new Boeing 787 arriving in March 2016 will also feature IFC as well as Panasonic’s eX3 IFE system.
Air Europa has selected three rates for passengers to choose from: to choose 15 MB will cost €7; a 30MB will cost €13; and 50MB will cost €20. Passengers wishing to connect must keep airplane mode activated on the mobile device in order to connect to the ‘Ontheair’ Wi-Fi network.
The Wi-Fi service will be activated above 10,000 metres when the seat belt light is switched off, so passengers will not be able to use it during take-off and landing.