Posted on: 13 November 2013 by Mark Howells
Transaero Airlines (Transaero) is to increase the capabilities and availability of the Transaero Connect offering, which provides passengers with in-flight connectivity and mobile communication services.
Transaero passengers can presently use in-flight connectivity services onboard 13 aircraft including seven Boeing 747-400s, four Boeing 777-300s and two Boeing 737s serving as corporate retainers.
During the winter season, Transaero passengers will have access to in-flight broadband on widebody aircraft flying 12 domestic and international routes from three Moscow airports. The airline will expand the Transaero Connect programme with installation on ten Boeing 737NG mid-range aircraft. These will be operated from Moscow to domestic and international destinations including Sochi, London, Rome, Milan, Frankfurt, Dubai, Vienna, Yerevan, Shymkent, Aktau, Almaty, Tomsk, Krasnoyarsk, and Yekaterinburg.
The in-flight connectivity service will be powered by Row 44’s satellite system and installed by FL Technics, Transaero Engineering Ireland and JAT Technics. Mobile communications is operated by AeroMobile and is paid separately at the rate set by each passenger’s mobile services provider with international roaming charges added.
By the end of 2013 and beginning of 2014, Transaero aims to have these services available onboard thirty of the airline’s long-haul and mid-haul aircraft.
In addition to Transaero Connect, passengers travelling on Transaero’s Boeing 777-300 aircraft and some Boeing 747-400 aircraft can view in-flight entertainment (IFE) content via Lumexis’ IFE system. In 2014 this IFE system will be installed on all Boeing 777-200 aircraft. The airline is also expecting delivery of Airbus 380 and Boeing 747-8 aircraft which will be equipped with Panasonic’s eX3 entertainment system.