Posted on: 03 June 2014 by Mark Howells
EVA Air has taken delivery of two new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, both fully line-fitted with AeroMobile’s in-flight connectivity service.
The aircraft took their delivery flights from Boeing’s Seattle headquarters in the U.S. to Taipei in Taiwan on 21 May 2014 and are the first of seven new aircraft that will be delivered to EVA Air with in-flight mobile services from AeroMobile activated.
The AeroMobile network allows passengers to roam just as they would abroad, and EVA Air passengers will be able to send SMS messages and browse the internet in-flight, using their own mobile devices.
The first two fully-connected aircraft will primarily serve the North American market, with the service being rolled out to other destinations as more planes come into service.
“EVA Air has made a significant commitment to rolling out mobile connectivity on its new fleet, recognising the increasing demand from customers who want to stay connected whenever, wherever,” said Kevin Rogers, CEO of AeroMobile. “Asia is a huge growth area for AeroMobile. EVA Air is our second Asian airline customer following Singapore Airlines and a number of other Asian airlines are scheduled to launch the service in the coming months."