Lufthansa to Offer Wi-Fi on Short- and Medium-Haul Routes

By Jesse Sokolow on 27 June 2016
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A Lufthansa jet in retro livery in Munich

A Lufthansa jet in retro livery in Munich

Lufthansa announced that it plans to introduce in-flight Wi-Fi on short- and medium-haul flights on Airbus A320 aircraft this October.

The carrier said it will have its entire A320 fleet outfitted with Internet service by the middle of 2018. The service is based on Ka-band satellite technology, and offers connectivity through Inmarsat’s Global Xpress network.

The airline’s first aircraft was equipped with in-flight Wi-Fi this month, and will be tested for functionality and stability in the near future, Lufthansa said.

Lufthansa passengers will be able to access the service using personal devices, and use it to browse the Internet or stream video. Lufthansa said that passengers will also be able to use their cell phones for texting and data transfer at a later date.

Lufthansa was the first airline to offer in-flight Internet service. The carrier currently offers in-flight connectivity on all of its 107 long-haul aircraft.

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