Saudia launches new in-flight connectivity service

Saudi Airlines (Saudia) has introduced its new in-flight connectivity service aboard an Airbus A320 flying from Riyadh to Geneva.

The cabin of the single aisle aircraft has been modernised and features a 20-seat business class with new 180-degree business class seats and 16-inch entertainment screens and power outlets for charging, and a 90-seat economy class featuring 11-inch screens and upgraded seating.

The Ku-Ka band service will allow passengers to use 3G mobile phones, enjoy high-speed internet access with claimed speeds of more than 50 megabytes per second and watch live satellite TV as a new entertainment option.

According to the airline, its new entertainment content is continuously being developed and expanded to reach more than 11,000 leisure hours for all guest segments and will be the largest entertainment content in the Middle East, including the ability to share content through screens, textual communication between guests, video and photo sharing.

Screen settings can be customised to communicate with crew to order food, be awoken for meal times or for prayer times, and as a Do Not disturb function.

The entertainment system was also equipped with an interface and content fully designed for children

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