TAP provides OnAir Wi-Fi service on board.
TAP Portugal will be one of the first European airlines to offer in-flight connectivity services on its flights between Europe and North and South America with the expected launch of OnAir Wi-Fi service this year.
With the new service, TAP passengers will be able to use the OnAir Internet System on A330 aircraft operating on transatlantic routes, allowing them to access the Internet, including e-mail, simply by using Wi-Fi enabled equipment, such as iPhones, iPads, BlackBerrys and laptop computers.
Payment is made with the passenger’s credit card.
“Connectivity is an important part of the services we offer and the fact that TAP is one of the first airlines to launch these OnAir services gives us a clear advantage over our competitors. Whenever in-flight access to the Internet is possible, passengers have been enthusiastic users of the service”, says Luís Monteiro, TAP Marketing Director.
There are also plans to make the services available on board the A350 aircraft which TAP will begin to operate within the next two years. “The in-flight connectivity market is maturing and the business deal established today confirms OnAir’s position as the leader in providing worldwide in-flight connectivity services. Our ability to consistently offer worldwide coverage is of major importance to our airline company customers,” said Ian Dawkins, CEO of OnAir.
OnAir’s use of SwiftBroadband by Inmarsat, combined with the most extensive network of regulatory approvals and roaming agreements, enables the company to provide services all over the world.