Lufthansa, one of Europe’s largest airline, has long offered its passengers Internet access on long-haul flights. Now they have decided to offer the same services in the short and medium haul flights.
Lufthansa offers the service in cooperation with its partner Innarsat and based on modern satellite communications from their Global Xpress network (Ka-bamd) that will be on the company’s fleet of Airbus 319/320/321. In addition, passengers will be able to send and receive text messages on their phones and send the data. Phone calls will still not be allowed.
The upgrade is expected to start Summer 2016 and we probably expect that it will take time before it becomes available to the entire fleet. The price is in the current situation are not known but it is natural to think that one follows the same pricing model today.
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