Posted on: 17 February 2014 by Mark Howells
Thai Airways International (THAI) has unveiled THAI Sky Connect, a new in-flight connectivity offering which is available on the airline’s Airbus A330-300 and Airbus A380-800 aircraft.
Passengers can now access Wi-Fi on board powered by in-flight connectivity specialist, OnAir, and its Internet OnAir product which works exactly as a Wi-Fi hotspot on the ground. It is expected that OnAir’s in-flight GSM product, Mobile OnAir, will also be available on THAI flights once the regulatory framework has been determined.
THAI claims that it is the first airline to be approved by the National Broadcasting Telecommunications Commission to provide in-flight connectivity with THAI Sky Connect in Thailand’s airspace. OnAir also claims to be the only provider authorised to deliver in-flight Wi-Fi services to airlines in Thailand.
“THAI is pleased to be launching THAI Sky Connect, an in-flight Wi-Fi product and service that adds to passenger in-flight comfort and convenience on flights operated with Airbus A330-300 and Airbus A380-800 aircraft in all classes of service,” commented Mr. Chokchai Panyayong, THAI Senior Executive Vice President, Commercial Department, and Acting President. “This is a positive step forward to bring internet connectivity and modern technology directly to passengers’ fingertips.”