Inflight mobile services on more of Etihad’s routes

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    Passengers on Etihad Airways daily flights between New York and Abu Dhabi can now text, browse and call onboard, thanks to inflight data services from in-flight mobile phone operator AeroMobile.
    The national airline of the United Arab Emirates launched the WiFi and GSM-enabled Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on 1 June, increasing capacity on its New York route by +37%. The aircraft replaces the Airbus A340-500 and makes it possible for the airline to offer inflight connectivity on every flight to and from New York.

    Etihad launched its inflight connectivity services with AeroMobile and Panasonic in November 2012, with a commitment to install the services across its entire fleet. To date, 13 Etihad aircraft have been equipped with inflight connectivity, and the airline has an aggressive rollout plan, which will see the whole fleet covered by mid-2014.

    AeroMobile has agreements with over 220 mobile phone operators across 100 countries, including full coverage in the UAE with Etisalat and Du. It also recently confirmed AT&T as a roaming partner in the US and has an agreement with T-Mobile USA. UK-based roaming partners include O2, Three and Vodafone.

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