AIX 2014: Saudia adds OnAir in-flight Wi-Fi to B787s

Saudia has introduced OnAir’s in-flight internet and mobile phone solutions to its B787 aircraft which follows the installation of the services to the carrier’s A330 and B777 long-haul fleets.

The airline has seen a 400 percent increase in mobile data usage and 254 percent increase in internet usage over the last 12 months. The aircraft will be equipped with a Thales TopConnect solution enabling access to OnAir’s in-flight Wi-Fi and mobile phone services over Inmarsat SwiftBroadband.
The provision of OnAir connectivity services on this B787 fleet marks Saudia’s efforts to implement a seamless, consistent brand offering across all its fleets.
“Saudia is very happy to be expanding our cabin connectivity with OnAir services,” said Mr. Abdul Mohsen Jonaid, Chief Commercial Officer of Saudia. “We have seen how well our in-flight connectivity has been received by passengers and OnAir is the natural choice for us when we decided to include connectivity on our B787s.”

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