Posted on: 02 July 2012 by Mark Howells
As of 2013, Cebu Pacific Air will begin offering OnAir’s in-flight connectivity service to passengers onboard the airline’s Airbus A330 fleet with the option to install Wi-Fi on its Airbus A320 aircraft in the next phase.
Cebu Pacific passengers will be able to access the internet during flights and make calls using Voice Over IP applications, using their Wi-Fi enabled personal electronic devices, such as Android phones and tablets, iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, and laptops. Cebu Pacific’s A330 fleet is scheduled to have Wi-Fi installed mid-next year, in time for the airline’s initial deployment of long haul flights to regions within the aircraft’s 11-hour flying range including the Middle East, Australia, parts of Europe and the U.S.
Cebu Pacific will claim to be the first long-haul, low-fare carrier in South East Asia to provide in-flight internet access.
“We are very happy to provide our guests with the convenience of online connectivity while in-flight,” commented CEB VP for Marketing and Distribution, Candice lyog. “CEB can now engage passengers through innovative web-based solutions that will further enhance their flying experience with us.”
“Cebu Pacific’s focus on social media makes in-flight connectivity an obvious option, both so that passengers can stay connected throughout their journey, and so the airline can continue reaching its passengers,” said Ian Dawkins, CEO of OnAir. “Cebu Pacific is OnAir’s first low-cost, long-range Wi-Fi client in Asia. As the air transport market develops, we expect to see more LCCs operating long-haul routes and there is no doubt they will want to provide connectivity.”