Royal Jordanian has become the first airline in the Middle East to offer inflight internet and mobile phone services.
The Jordanian carrier will install Airbus's OnAir technology, which will allow passengers to use their mobile phones and blackberries to make and receive calls and texts, and their laptops to send and receive emails and access the internet.
‘Royal Jordanian is at the forefront of e-travel. This includes providing passengers with the ability to plan trips, book online, issue e-tickets, make online seat reservations and use self check-in kiosks at the airport. And we are now pleased to offer the latest technology: on board communications services," said Samer Majali, president and CEO, Royal Jordanian.
The airline's single-aisles A320 aircraft will be fitted with the standalone GSM/GPRS system in 2008 and the twin-aisle A340 in 2009. The services will be available on all Middle East and European flights.For all the latest travel news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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