Royal Jordanian keeps pax connected

Major tech deal for inflight communication

Royal Jordanian will be the first airline in the Middle East to provide OnAir’s inflight Internet and mobile phone services to passengers, allowing travellers to use their mobile phones, BlackBerries and laptops on flights.

President and CEO Samer Majali said: “Mobile OnAir will allow unlimited text messages and emails to be sent, and will allow up to 11 simultaneous voice calls. A central feature of the service is the crew’s ability to turn it off at any time, or switch it to “silent” – text and email only – mode, enabling the airline to customise the services to passengers’ preferences. For example, airlines could turn off the voice element, or even the whole service, during quiet times."

The system will be installed initially in two Airbus A319 aircraft joining the fleet in February and March 2009.

Source: Routes New

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