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Air NZ to offer mobile connectivity

written by australianaviation.com.au | May 31, 2010
photo - Boeing
photo - Boeing

Air New Zealand has announced that its Boeing 777-300ERs will be fitted for inflight connectivity which will allow passengers to use their mobile phones to send and receive text messages as well as access email and the internet on board.

“Customers onboard our new Boeing 777-300 aircraft will be able to use their own GSM/GPRS devices safely when the system is activated during the cruise stage of flight,” airline spokesman Ed Sims said in a statement.

“Passengers will also be requested to keep their phones on ‘silent’ mode.”

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Like most carriers rolling out the equipment, Air NZ will disable voice calls while on board the aircraft. The carrier is also awaiting regulatory approval before it launches the service, which is expected to be on its services to the USA, where the 777-300ERs will replace the airline’s remaining 747-400s.

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Air NZ to offer mobile connectivity

written by australianaviation.com.au | May 31, 2010
photo - Boeing
photo - Boeing

Air New Zealand has announced that its Boeing 777-300ERs will be fitted for inflight connectivity which will allow passengers to use their mobile phones to send and receive text messages as well as access email and the internet on board.

“Customers onboard our new Boeing 777-300 aircraft will be able to use their own GSM/GPRS devices safely when the system is activated during the cruise stage of flight,” airline spokesman Ed Sims said in a statement.

“Passengers will also be requested to keep their phones on ‘silent’ mode.”

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Like most carriers rolling out the equipment, Air NZ will disable voice calls while on board the aircraft. The carrier is also awaiting regulatory approval before it launches the service, which is expected to be on its services to the USA, where the 777-300ERs will replace the airline’s remaining 747-400s.

Steer your own in-flight experience – available on print and digital Whether our classic glossy magazine in your letterbox, daily news updates in your inbox, peeling back a few layers in the podcast or our monthly current affair reports, you can count on us to keep you up to date. Sign up today for just $99.95 for more exclusive offers here. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

Air NZ to offer mobile connectivity

written by australianaviation.com.au | May 31, 2010
photo - Boeing
photo - Boeing

Air New Zealand has announced that its Boeing 777-300ERs will be fitted for inflight connectivity which will allow passengers to use their mobile phones to send and receive text messages as well as access email and the internet on board.

“Customers onboard our new Boeing 777-300 aircraft will be able to use their own GSM/GPRS devices safely when the system is activated during the cruise stage of flight,” airline spokesman Ed Sims said in a statement.

“Passengers will also be requested to keep their phones on ‘silent’ mode.”

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Like most carriers rolling out the equipment, Air NZ will disable voice calls while on board the aircraft. The carrier is also awaiting regulatory approval before it launches the service, which is expected to be on its services to the USA, where the 777-300ERs will replace the airline’s remaining 747-400s.

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