Emirates to offer WiFi to Australian passengers aboard A380s

by Staff Reporter | September 15th, 2012

Ian Dawkins, CEO, OnAir

Australians travelling on Emirates A380s will have wireless internet access after the airline’s partner OnAir won approval for WiFi within Australian airspace.

The wireless service will reportedly be priced between US $7.50,  $15 and $25 for 5MB, 25MB and 100MB of data respectively

The WiFi service will be available on Emirates flights from Sydney and Melbourne to Dubai and Auckland from October 2.

OnAir’s customers currently operating WiFi services on flights to Australia, include Emirates, Qantas and Singapore Airlines.

“Airlines who want their passengers to enjoy in-flight connectivity wherever they travel need OnAir,” said Ian Dawkins, OnAir CEO. “Our expertise in securing regulatory approvals means we have a network of more than 80 governmental authorities and over 350 roaming agreements with mobile operators. OnAir is the only provider able to offer in-flight WiFi and GSM mobile phone services on a global scale.”

The wireless service will reportedly be priced between US $7.50,  $15 and  $25 for 5MB, 25MB and 100MB of data respectively. In addition, every seat aboard the Emirates A380 has a satellite telephone along with email and SMS services.

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