TURKISH GOES WIRELESS ON BOARD THEIR WIDE BODY FLEET
Information was received overnight that Turkish Airlines will introduce wireless internet access to their wide body fleet, starting with a B777, following their ground breaking introduction in November last year of live TV on board of flights across the Atlantic. The internet service will first be available on transatlantic flights too before being expanded to the rest of the network.
The initial roll out will cover progressively all their B777s before moving on to the A330s in the fleet. It is understood that the service will initially be offered for free and cover hand held devices like phones, tablets and I-Pads but also netbooks and laptops computers.
There is no indication at this stage what the service will eventually cost, although airlines, as have hotels learned at their expense, may also eventually be compelled to give the service for free at least to their premium class passengers in First and Business classes.
Turkish Airlines presently fly 3 times a week between Istanbul and Entebbe using a two class B737 aircraft.