Posted on: 03 July 2012 by Mark Howells
Cebu Pacific Air is to provide the OnAir WiFi internet service to passengers in its Airbus A330 fleet starting in 2013 and has also signed an option to install WiFi on its A320 fleet.
Once the OnAir service is employed, Cebu Pacific passengers will be able to access the internet during flights and make calls using Voice Over IP applications, using their WiFi enabled personal electronic devices, such as Android phones and tablets, iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, and laptops.
Cebu Pacific’s A330 fleet is scheduled to have WiFi installed mid-next year, in time for the airline’s initial deployment of long-haul services. The A330 fleet, planned for introduction in the third quarter of 2013, will allow Cebu Pacific to provide direct, non-stop flights to regions within the aircraft’s 11-hour flying range including the Middle East, Australia, parts of Europe and the US.
“Cebu Pacific has a highly social community of over 600,000 likes on Facebook and over 380,000 Twitter followers. We are very happy to provide our guests with the convenience of online connectivity while in flight. Cebu Pacific can now engage passengers through innovative web-based solutions that will further enhance their flying experience with us,” noted Candice Iyog, CEB VP for marketing and distribution.