Posted on: 12 April 2012 by Mark Howells
In partnership with Panasonic Avionics Corporation, Turkish Airlines is now offering high-speed Wi-Fi broadband Internet access on Trans-Atlantic flights.The service is in addition to the carrier’s live, inflight television offering which is available through the carrier’s IFE platform, PLANET. Passengers can access the in-flight broadband service by using WLAN-enabled devices such as laptops, tablets and smartphones. Business travellers can also access their company’s Virtual Private Network (VPN).The Wi-Fi service will initially be provided free of charge as an introductory offer. After this period, passengers can continue to use the Internet via an access code, which will be available for credit card purchase on board the aircraft through the service provider‘s portal pages. Together with the new in-flight Wi-Fi service, seatback screens will also provide passengers with live TV, the latest news, as well as online services related to Turkish Airlines’ loyalty program Miles&Smiles and access to customer relations connections.In September 2011, Turkish Airlines claimed to be the first airline to offer Live TV on commercial transatlantic flights, with the introduction of its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.