Air France and KLM will start offering in-flight internet on a trail basis to passengers on long-haul flights beginning February of 2013. Flyers will be able to use their laptops, smartphones and tablets with the service.
The airline has not announced pricing but it is expected to be a fixed rate rather than a per-minute or time-based usage.
The trials will take place in association with Panasonic Avionics on two Boeing 777-300s, operated by each airline.
Christian Herzog, senior vice president marketing Air France KLM, said:
“Being permanently connected is now part of our customers’ daily lifestyles. This trial run is the first step of Air France’s and KLM’s long-term strategy to offer in-flight connectivity solutions across our long-haul fleet. We are pursuing our investments to even better serve our customers and to remain at the forefront in terms of innovations and mobile services.”
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