Ethiopian Airlines introduces an inflight WiFi connectivity service for its passengers on the A350 fleet. The service makes use of the latest broadband satellite technology (Ka-band), Ethiopian stated in a press release.
“We are glad to introduce inflight internet connectivity with the latest broadband satellite technology, Ka-band, offering our passengers seamless digital experience as they fly Ethiopian,” Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, remarked.
“The launch of the onboard wi-fi internet is part of our relentless efforts to further add to passengers’ comfort keeping pace with the technology of the day. As customer-centric airline, we will remain focused on continuous service excellence, taking advantage of emerging technologies and infrastructure,” Mr. Tewolde added.
Passengers can access the inflight connectivity service by purchasing vouchers at Ethiopian Airlines sales outlets including Addis Ababa International Airport customer service desk, boarding gate and cabin crews onboard the fights, the airlines noted in the press release. Online sales through credit/debit card and ShebaMiles miles are also additional options for passengers to enjoy the service. The inflight WiFi can be accessed with smart phones, tablets and laptops.
While initially launched on its A350 fleet, Ethiopian has plans to further expand the WiFi internet service on other airplanes deployed on long haul flights.
Source: Ethiopian Airlines Press Release sent to 2Merkato.com