Aeroflot Russian Airlines (Moscow) is introducing Wi-Fi Internet access on board of its long-haul aircraft for 2013, this service will be available on 26 long-haul airplanes by the end of the year.
22 Airbus 330 and 4 Boeing 777 airliners will be connected to Internet through satellite-based onboard Wi-Fi. 12 Airbus A330 and three Boeing 777 will be available in the first quarter.
Aeroflot is developing its inflight connectivity program in partnership with OnAir — the global inflight connectivity services provider, using Inmarsat’s satellite networks. OnAir Company was incorporated in 2005 and is owned by SITA, the global IT solutions provider to the air transport world and Airbus aircraft manufacturer.
This Wi-Fi Internet access system has been successfully tested in the sky and is already available on five Airbus A330 aircraft:
1. VQ-BPI “L.Yashin”
2. VQ-BPK “I.Kulibin”
3. VP-BDD “A.Mojaiskiy”
4. VP-BDE “L.Kantorovich”
5. VQ-BPJ “V.Brumel”
Aeroflot names its aircraft after famous Russians.
Aeroflot was the first Russian company to provide its passengers with on board mobile connection and Internet access.
The “On Board Internet” program has being implemented by Aeroflot since 2010.
Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems. Airbus A330-343X VQ-BEK (msn 1077) taxies at the popular Russian holiday destination of Antalya, Turkey.