Posted on: 08 June 2015 by Ross McSweeny
All Alitalia passengers can use personal electronic devices (PEDs) to make calls, send and receive texts and browse the internet in-flight following the launch of AeroMobile’s in-flight connectivity (IFC) service on 4 June.
AeroMobile service is currently available on two Airbus A330-200s and will eventually be installed across Alitalia’s entire fleet.
“We’re pleased to welcome Alitalia to our fleet of connected airlines. 2015 is proving to be an exciting period of growth for the company, particularly in Europe. More and more European passengers and airlines are seeing the benefits of in-flight connectivity,” said Kevin Rogers, CEO of AeroMobile. “We look forward to the continued expansion of our service throughout the year.”
AeroMobile has roaming agreements with more than 279 network operators across 130 countries including O2, 3, and EE. To access the service, passengers simply need to connect their PEDs to the AeroMobile network. They are then billed directly by their mobile operator with prices which are comparable to international roaming rates.
AeroMobile services are currently available across 14 airlines including Emirates, Etihad, Lufthansa and Virgin Atlantic.