Indian Government may allow Wi-Fi to Flight Passengers In India by the End of August 2017
[Central government may allow wifi to Flight Passengers In India by the end of August-17]
There is good news for the Indian Flyers by August end their Flight experience will become more satisfying, as now in India the Air passengers will be able to use Wi-Fi facility while Flying and be connected to the internet. .
According to the Times of India, the Central Government of India is likely to give its nod to in-Flight Internet by August-end. The report says that the Directorate General of Civil Aviation [DGCA] is awaiting clearance from the Department of Telecommunications. "Currently they (International Airlines) have to switch off Wi-Fi in the Indian Airspace (where In-flight Internet is banned on security grounds)," Mr Lalit Gupta, Joint DG, Directorate General of Civil Aviation said.
Once all the Government Approval comes Air India will become the first Airline in India to provide free Wii-Fi. Air India is planning to have Wi-Fi on board its Airbus A-320 Airplanes that are the mainstay of its domestic operations. Apart from that Indian carriers like Jet Airways and Spice Jet are slated to take deliveries of the Wi-Fi-fitted Boeing 737 MAX by mid-2018.
Currently about 70 Airlines across the world offer In-Flight Internet where the passenger can check eMail, use Social Media, download Movies and even make calls. These include carriers that Fly into India like Air France, Lufthansa, British Airways, Singapore Airlines, Emirates and Etihad.
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