View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Technology
  2. Networks
April 7, 2009

Qatar Airways to install Mobile OnAir communications service on Airbus fleet

Passengers stay connected inflight using their mobile phones and datacards

By CBR Staff Writer

Qatar Airways and Swiss inflight communications service provider OnAir have signed an agreement to provide Mobile OnAir inflight passenger communications services on the airline’s entire single-aisle Airbus fleet.

According to the airline, the agreement will see the installation of the technology on all 22 single-aisle Airbus A319, A320 and A321 aircraft in the fleet as well as on several new aircraft on order. The aircraft currently operate on routes across the Middle East, India, Sri Lanka and across Europe.

The airline has said that the passengers will be able to stay connected inflight using their own mobile phones or BlackBerry-type devices to send and receive text messages and emails, and access the internet. They will also be able to access the internet using their own laptops fitted with GSM data cards.

Akbar Al Baker, chief executive officer of Qatar Airways, said: Our commitment is to provide travelers with the very highest levels of comfort and service in the air. Qatar Airways is at the forefront of technology in aviation and this move reflects our desire to remain one of the industry’s most innovative airlines.

Content from our partners
Why food manufacturers must pursue greater visibility and agility
How to define an empowered chief data officer
Financial management can be onerous for CFOs, but new tech is helping lighten the load
Websites in our network
Select and enter your corporate email address Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
  • CIO
  • CTO
  • CISO
  • CSO
  • CFO
  • CDO
  • CEO
  • Architect Founder
  • MD
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Other
Visit our privacy Policy for more information about our services, how New Statesman Media Group may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications.
THANK YOU