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Singapore Airlines adds in-flight mobile technology

Singapore Airlines adds in-flight mobile technology

Singapore Airlines’ first aircraft equipped with AeroMobile’s in-flight mobile connectivity service has made its inaugural flight from Singapore to London.

SIA’s new Boeing 777-300ER is the first of eight aircraft being delivered with cutting-edge in-flight entertainment and connectivity solutions and hardware from Panasonic Avionics Corporation.

The in-flight mobile service, powered by AeroMobile, provides passengers with a way to stay connected during the flight.

Through AeroMobile’s in-flight network, SIA customers will be able to use their own mobile phones to send text messages as well as browse the internet, with seamless service coverage between Singapore and London.

Travellers using any of the UK’s major mobile phone networks will be able to access the service.

The same applies for subscribers of Singapore’s three main mobile operators; M1, SingTel and StarHub.

AeroMobile also has roaming agreements with 220 other mobile operators worldwide.

“We’re delighted to add Singapore Airlines to our growing list of airline partners. They join the likes of Emirates, Etihad and Virgin Atlantic, all of which are contributing to the increases we’re seeing in in-flight mobile use,” said Kevin Rogers, chief executive, AeroMobile.

“Asia is a significant growth area for us, with more airlines scheduled to launch the service in the coming months.

“As well as Singapore Airlines we’re looking forward to working with Thai Airways and Garuda Indonesia in the not too distant future,” concluded Rogers.