Posted on: 12 May 2010 by Mark Howells
Libyan Airlines and OnAir have announced an agreement to install full SwiftBroadband Mobile OnAir and WiFi internet passenger communications services on board the carrier’s fleet of new Airbus A330s, the first of which is expected to be delivered in June 2011.
"OnAir is delighted that Libyan Airlines has made the decision to install connectivity on both the long and short range fleets," remarked Benoit Debains, CEO of OnAir. "With OnAir providing both GSM/GPRS as well as Wi-Fi internet, Libyan Airlines’ passengers will have the broadest range of inflight connectivity options available anywhere in the world today."
Captain Mohamed M. Ibsem, member of board of directors and CEO Libyan Airlines, commented, "Since signing our initial agreement with OnAir on our Airbus A320 fleet last August, we have been looking forward to expand the service across our full fleet so our passengers will be able to enjoy premium inflight connectivity aboard all our new aircraft."
Libyan Airlines selected OnAir for its single-aisle fleet in August last year (four Airbus A320 aircraft to be delivered this year, the first one in September), and is amongst the first airline to install OnAir services for its full Airbus fleet and the first airline in Africa.