How good it would be if you could browse through your internet or manage your work while on board a domestic flight.
Well, Air India is coming up with a treat for its passengers as reports suggests that India’s public carrier is planning to have Wi-Fi on board its Airbus A-320 planes that are the mainstay of its domestic operations.
“We are working on having Wi-Fi on our planes. We have issued expression of interest and will take the aircraft manufacturer’s nod to install Wi-Fi equipment. Though giving an exact date is difficult, we are aiming to start this by June or July,” AI chief Ashwani Lohani quoted in a report.
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AI did not specify how much data and what speed it is looking at.
Since the connection is likely to be free, it may start with a basic pack for free and later move on to paid data packs. The free basic pack will allow receiving and sending mails and checking WhatsApp.
Depending on passenger feedback, AI may go in for bigger paid data packs. Leading international airlines that offer on board Wi-Fi have been following this model.