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Lufthansa's in-flight mobile service takes off

Lufthansa's in-flight mobile service takes off
7 Feb 2014

German airline Lufthansa has launched an in-flight text service in partnership with AeroMobile. 

During the course of 2014, the airline will roll out mobile connectivity across its entire long-haul fleet of more than 100 aircraft. The AeroMobile network is already available on selected A330s in the Lufthansa fleet flying from Munich and Frankfurt to North America and the Middle East.

Lufthansa FlyNet enables passengers to send texts and browse online at 30,000ft, for which they are billed at roaming rates by their own mobile providers.

'We know that passengers are keen to keep their mobile phones on in flight and Lufthansa clearly recognises the value of offering this service,' commented Kevin Rogers, AeroMobile's chief executive.

'The service will give travellers the flexibility to use their mobile devices as much or as little as they like.'

Late last year, the UK Civil Aviation Authority announced that airlines were to be allowed to let their passengers use personal electronic devices at all stages of the flight, as long as they are set to airplane mode. ADNFCR-408-ID-801691167-ADNFCR

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