Posted on: 07 February 2014 by Mark Howells
Lufthansa has launched its in-flight mobile phone service allowing passengers to use their own mobile devices to text and browse online at 30,000 feet via the airline’s Lufthansa FlyNet product.
With eight aircraft already in service, Lufthansa has confirmed it will roll out mobile connectivity across its entire long-haul fleet of over 100 aircraft this year, offering passengers flying on any of these routes access to stay connected using their personal mobile devices in-flight.
Powered by the AeroMobile network, which allows passengers to roam just as they would abroad, the service is already available across selected A330s in the Lufthansa fleet, flying from Munich and Frankfurt to North America and the Middle East.
To access the service, passengers use their mobile device to connect to the network, and are billed directly by their mobile operator. Prices are typically similar to ‘rest of world’ terrestrial roaming rates.
“It’s great news that Lufthansa will be rolling out AeroMobile connectivity on their entire fleet this year; we know that passengers are keen to keep their mobile phones on in-flight and Lufthansa clearly recognises the value of offering this service,” commented Kevin Rogers, CEO of AeroMobile.