KLM tests Wi-Fi for long haul flights

Monday 11 March 2013 | 09:29 CET | News
Air France-KLM will on 2 April begin an internet trial on board of two Boeing 777 planes, a KLM spokesperson announced, in response reports in De Telegraaf. The test will look at wireless connections in one KLM plane and one Air France plane. The company is for the moment only considering Wi-Fi for long flights. The group is working with Panasonic on the matter. De Telegraaf earlier reported that on-board Wi-Fi would not be free but cost around EUR 10 per hour. Users would be able to text, email and call.

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Categories: Internet / Mobile & Wireless / Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Panasonic
Countries: Netherlands
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