Aeroflot introduces Wi-Fi on 26 of long-courier aircraft
Aeroflot, one of the largest airlines in Russia, has big plans for 2013. He wants to equip 26 of long-courier aircraft with Wi-Fi devices until the end of 2013. The project is part of the company's development strategy. Vitaly Saveliev, Aeroflot CEO, said that this action has two objectives: to introduce technology in all spheres of the company and to enter the list of global carriers that offer these facilities on board aircraft.
Internet service will be available on 22 aircraft Airbus A330 and 4 aircraft Boeing 777, this until the end of the year. In T1 2013, passengers will enjoy Wi-Fi technology only on 15 aircraft (12 Airbus 330 and 3 Boeing 777). The job is moving pretty fast. According to the information, the technology has already been mounted and tested on 5 A330: VQ-BPI "L.Yashin", VQ-BPK "I.Kulibin", VP-BDD "A.Mojaiskiy", VP-BDE "L.Kantorovich", VQ-BPJ “V.Brumel”.
The program will continue after 2013. Aeroflot plans show that other 12 Boeing 777 aircraft will be equipped with Wi-Fi up to 2016. The Russian carrier is developing this project together with OnAir - a leading provider of connectivity services, IT and using Inmarsat satellite networks.