Passengers booking flight tickets on Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines are now being offered Wi-Fi on board their flights on a trial basis.
Air France recently announced it has started offering Wi-Fi on one of its Boeing 777-300 aircraft. Air France partner KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is also offering a similar Wi-Fi service on its Boeing 777-300 aircraft. Both the airlines have partnered with Panasonic Avionics to offer the service on a trial basis throughout the rest of 2013.
Air France in a statement said that the two Wi-Fi equipped aircrafts would be operating on several long-haul destinations during the trial period.
The customers traveling on Wi-Fi equipped aircrafts of both the airlines would be able to connect to the Internet using their Wi-Fi enabled smartphones, tablets or laptops at a fixed rate. The customers would also be able to use their mobile phones for sending emails or text messages. The Wi-Fi would be available on all the classes.
The customers would be required to pay a fee for accessing the internet on board their flights during the pilot phase.