OnAir, a provider of in-flight communications services, announced on 26 May an agreement with EgyptAir which will see OnAir supplying the airline with full Mobile OnAir and Internet OnAir in-flight passenger communications services for its fleet of Airbus 330-300 aircraft.
The twin-aisle aircraft are expected to be delivered over an 18 month period starting August 2010 and will operate on European and North American routes. Passengers will be able to stay connected in-flight using their mobile phones or smartphones to make and receive phone calls, send and receive text messages and emails and access the Internet.
Passengers using their laptops to access the Internet will be able to connect to the on-board systems via either wireless or wired connections. OnAir provides both GSM/GPRS and Wi-Fi Internet access.