Etihad Airways has deployed mobile and internet connectivity across its entire fleet of 24 Boeing 777 passenger aircrafts.
The announcement comes months before the airline’s entire fleet of 89 planes is connected, making the carrier the first in the region and one of the few airlines in the world, to offer mobile and internet connectivity services on every flight.
Inflight connectivity services on the fleet includes Wi-Fi, mobile services and Live TV to be available on passenger fleets: 28 Airbus A320s, 26 A330s, 11 A340s and 24 Boeing 777 family aircraft
“We are a global market leader in terms of onboard connectivity solutions and we believe that onboard connectivity is an important competitive differentiator for our guests and are continuously introducing new communications technology to enhance their travel experience,” Etihad Airways’ chief commercial officer Peter Baumgartner said.
Cabin crew and flight deck operations can also utilise Wi-Fi connections for medical emergencies, using phone or email to communicate with the airline’s ground teams based in Abu Dhabi.