ANA has announced they will begin offering in-flight WiFi (again – finally) as of next summer via global OnAir platform: http://bit.ly/OhrGqC
Their deal with Connexion by Boeing back in 2004 seems like yesterday – and yet so long ago.. [Eds]
On board international flights ANA, Wi-Fi service will be available to ANA, by alliance with air, from summer 2013, will begin (surcharge) in-flight use of the Internet. Internet is now available in ANA international flight Wi-Fi service using the “Internet on-air” air company, operated by a Boeing 767-300ER and 777-300ER, and the use of e-mail from your own terminal Internet browsing, you should be able to update, such as social media such as Facebook and Twitter.
In the ANA, and received voice of customers who want to use the Internet in the cabin, the trend of the world to use the Wi-Fi in smartphones, we have been promoting the environmental consider-flight Internet so far. As a result, the models are compatible with multiple aircraft, we have decided this time, to be partnering with companies that can provide quality on-air and the ground continued to cover the entire area of international routes of ANA.
ANA will continue to assume more and more convenient air travel, we will continue to provide an advanced and attractive services.
For air companies (OnAir)
by air, by a joint venture of Airbus Company and SITA, established in 2005. There are contracts with 46 companies starting with the air line of the five continents of the world, regulatory approval of 80, by the use of Inmarsat satellite network and roaming agreements of 350, a stable supply of GSM and Wi-Fi on board in the global is the only company to. It offers the same services available through the cabin as flight Wi-Fi hotspot or-flight GSM, mobile phones, smartphones, tablet or laptop terminal of your own customers, if they were above ground. This service is for all commercial aircraft, government aircraft, which can be used for business jet and VIP, as well as in ship. Air, Inc. is a member of the Association GSM, Inmarsat distribution partner in both the Global Express and Swift Broadband service