Oman Air and Emirates lead rush to onboard Internet and phone service
The Middle East is playing a lead role in the drive to make satellite-based inflight Internet and phone service available to airline passengersâ€”a trend that is likely to mushroom following Lufthansaâ€™s recent decision to opt for onboard broadband. Next month, Oman Air will become the first airline to introduce Internet OnAir, a new service offered by Sita-Airbus joint venture OnAir that relies on Inmarsatâ€™s 492-Kbps. L-band Swiftbroadband satellite network. The first of seven Airbus A330 ...
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