Leading in-flight connectivity provider AeroMobile has partnered with SWISS to allow its passengers, in all cabin classes, to use their mobile devices to call, text and browse the internet at 30,000 feet.
Aeromobile is a registered mobile network operator which enables airline passengers to roam in-flight.
Through this partnership, SWISS’ passengers will be able to use their own mobile devices inflight just as they would on the ground.
The first fully connected flight entered into service in early February 2016, a Boeing 777-300ER.
SWISS will roll-out further B777 aircraft with inflight connectivity in the coming months, travelling to destinations including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Hong Kong, and Bangkok.
AeroMobile provides technology that allows the safe use of passengers’ own mobile phones on-board aircraft.
The company has roaming agreements with over 320 network operators globally allowing passengers from over 145 countries to use their phone inflight.
Since 2008, over 36 million passengers have successfully connected to the AeroMobile network inflight.
The service is simple to use; passengers simply turn on their mobile device to connect to the network and are billed directly by their mobile operator.
Prices are comparable to international roaming rates.
“It is a really exciting start to 2016 and we’re delighted to be working with SWISS, as we expand our fleet and continue supplying inflight connectivity to passengers around the world,” said Kevin Rogers, chief executive, AeroMobile.