Panasonic® To Offer In-Flight Wi-Fi® Access to SAS Scandinavian Airlines
SAS Scandinavian Airlines, which operates in more than 30 countries, has announced that it will team up with Panasonic to provide in-flight wireless Internet connection to its passengers. This is not the first time Scandinavian Airlines is offering in-flight Wi-Fi connection; the airline company provided Internet connection in 2004 as well.
"We’re always trying to find innovative ways of improving the flight experience for our customers. This is why we’re happy to be able to offer broadband WiFi services, along with GSM telephony and wireless entertainment, as we know that these are services our customers have really been asking for. We’ve chosen a supplier that has extensive experience of delivering in-flight entertainment systems and we’re sure that we’ve made a good strategic choice,” says Robin Kamark, Chief Commercial Officer at Scandinavian Airlines.
Scandinavian Airlines will use Panasonic eXconnect and eXphone systems to provide Internet connection on board. Passengers traveling in Scandinavian Airlines will now be able to surf the Internet by connecting to SASWiFi. Passengers can also use their GSM phones to connect to the Internet. The airline company has announced that Boeing 737-800 will be the first to be equipped with a Wi-Fi connection. People on board can use their laptops, tablets, smartphones, and even their GSM phones to surf the Net. Scandinavian Airlines will also equip 10 more flights with Wi-Fi Internet connection during summer.
Scandinavian Airlines is providing SASWiFi Internet service for free to all the passengers and in the near future, it also has plans to introduce GSM and GPRS telephony. This service will help passengers to use SMS services, make calls, and use GPRS. SASWiFi provides a 12-Mbps shared connection and also offers the facility of online shopping to passengers.
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