Ethiopian Airlines launches onboard WiFi service

40466625493 0bdd407940 zEthiopian Airlines has introduced WiFi Internet connectivity to its A350 fleet using broadband satellite (Ka-band) technology

With the broadband satellite technology, passengers can connect to send emails, shop online or even chat on social media while flying over the clouds.

Passengers can access the in-flight connectivity service by purchasing vouchers at Ethiopian Airlines sales outlets, including the Addis Ababa International Airport customer service desk, the boarding gate and cabin crews onboard the fights.

Online sales through credit/debit card and ShebaMiles miles are also additional options for passengers to enjoy the service. The WiFi can be accessed with smartphones, tablets and laptops.

In-flight WiFi Internet is initially launched on the Ethiopian A350 fleet, with further plans to expand service on other long-haul aircraft.

Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, said, “We are glad to introduce in-flight internet connectivity with the latest broadband satellite technology, Ka-band, offering our passengers seamless digital experience as they fly Ethiopian.”

“The launch of the onboard WiFi internet is part of our relentless efforts to further add to passengers’ comfort keeping pace with the technology of the day. As a customer-centric airline, we will remain focused on continuous service excellence, taking advantage of emerging technologies and infrastructure,” he added.

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