Inflight WiFi access for Qantas customers

first_imgQantas trials cutting edge inflight connectivity Qantas has announced its passengers will soon be able to access the internet in-flight using their personal electronic devices as the airline commences an in-flight connectivity pilot.Qantas Chief Executive Alan Joyce said the carrier will deploy internet capability on six of its A380s on selected flights between Sydney and Los Angeles and Melbourne and Los Angeles.“From February next year our customers travelling between Australia and Los Angeles will have the opportunity   to   participate   in   our   in-flight   connectivity   trial   and   communicate   online   from   the   35,000 feet,” Mr Joyce said.“Our customers will be able to access the Internet via their Wi-Fi enabled personal electronic devices, such as iPhones, iPads and BlackBerrys, on Qantas for the first time.”The trial will initially be available to first and business class passengers and will form part of Qantas’ ongoing strategic evaluation of connectivity options.Next month Qantas will also conduct a trial delivering over 200 hours of in-flight entertainment to passengers via iPads provided in each seat of a dedicated B767-300 aircraft.Customers travelling on the dedicated B767 will also be able to watch Qantas’s in-flight entertainment on their laptop computer, smartphone, tablet or other wi-fi enabled device.”Q Streaming utilises cutting edge wireless technology that enables customers to connect to the Qantas on demand IFE system, with their wi-fi devices,” Mr Joyce said.”We are excited and proud to be the first airline worldwide to pilot this ground-breaking technology.”Following the trail, the airline will evaluate opportunities for the application of Q Streaming across both the domestic and international fleet. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: S.Plast_img