Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Jet Airways could soon offer wi-fi on domestic flights

Jet Airways is all set to provide domestic commuters with Wi-Fi and in-flight entertainment (IFE) streaming services.
The service enables wireless streaming of movies, TV programmes, a wide genre of music, interactive games and children's programmes directly on to guests' Wi-Fi enabled personal devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops aboard Jet Airways flights. The airline is also planning to upgrade from a streaming service to full broadband satellite connectivity.
All of this, however, hinges on regulatory approvals from the central government, which is not known for its support of connectivity aboard aircraft. In fact, in 2014, when Air India had come up with a similar proposal, it came up against an ironclad rule that prohibits even aircraft flying over India to have internet connectivity on board. If Jet Airways manages to get the ban lifted, it will open up the airspace to other interested parties such as Air India and SpiceJet.
On Monday, Jet Airways announced the launch of streaming services aboard its Boeing 737 aircraft. The services will be rolled out in phases and, once fully operational, will provide guests with a library of audio and video content, a stateof- the-art 3D flight tracker, interactive games and a wide range of destination information.
02/02/16 Pune Mirror
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