In-flight WiFi coming to SABy Thomas McKinnon 18 January 2010 | Categories: news
WirelessG announced today that in-flight Wi-Fi is heading to South Africa. The company is calling the new service Fli G-Connect.
Working in conjunction with US based Row 44, the company is currently setting up a proof of concept programme in South Africa, with the necessary hardware due to reach our shores in the near future.
While the in-flight WiFi service has been tested in the US and has received FAA approval on some aircraft in the US, the technology still requires Civil Aviation Authority approval in South Africa. According to WirelessG this service is being successfully used overseas on Southwest Airlines and Alaska Airlines already and is due to be used on Norwegian Air Shuttle later this year.
“With the G-Connect sign-up process being free of cost and contracts, we are expecting many travelers to utilise the advantage of our in-flight offering,” says Carel van der Merwe, CEO of WirelessG. There is no news as yet on which South African carrier will be the first to offer in-flight Wi-Fi.
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