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Oman Air Makes Aviation History Oman Air Goes Live with Internet and Mobile OnAir

Date: 2 Mar 2010

Marking a pioneering milestone in the history of aviation, Oman Air has become the first airline in the world to offer both mobile and broadband Internet on board its flights. Offering in-flight connectivity is part of Oman Air's continuous drive to enhance customers' travel experience and offer them innovative services using the latest technological developments.

With the introduction of cutting-edge technology that offers passengers the convenience of connecting to the Internet and mobile phone from the comfort of their seat, passengers onboard Oman Air's A330 flights need never be out of touch with the world, even as they fly.

Representatives of the Sri Lankan press corps have been invited to a press conference on 25th February and a gala dinner for top Sri Lankan officials and members of the travel trade will follow at the Hotel Cinnamon Grand on 26th February. Each event will give the invitees an opportunity to interact with Oman Air's top management.

Oman Air Goes Live with Internet and Mobile OnAir

When using mobile phones on board, the service will be of a roaming nature, as on a foreign network. Users must then dial the full international numbers. Onboard communications will be charged by the home mobile service provider at international roaming rates, as is the case when one uses a mobile phone abroad.

With the Wi-Fi network access, logging onto the Internet is like going online from any public Wi-Fi hotspot. Passengers can then access the Internet, retrieve and send emails from a web-based email account and access webchat to exchange instant messages.

The passenger price plan for Internet access on laptops (Wi-Fi) is expected to be US$29.95 for 26MB per flight. Additional usage would be at US$0.006 per KB. For webmail (body copy only) the rate would be US$9.95 per flight and US$0.006 for attachments. For webchat the rate would be US$4.95 for unlimited use, per flight.

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