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Norwegian opens ‘WiFly’. Airline Norwegian has announced it is the first carrier to offer hi-speed broadband WiFi on its European routes. Opening the unique service yesterday was Minister of Government Administration, Reform and Church Affairs Rigmor Aasrud. She congratulated the airline, saying, “you are contributing to putting the Norwegian IT branch on the world map.”

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Norwegian opens ‘WiFly’

Published on Thursday, 10th February, 2011 at 15:15 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 10th February 2011 at 19:20.

Airline Norwegian has announced it is the first carrier to offer hi-speed broadband WiFi on its European routes.

A Norwegian plane
A Norwegian plane
Photo: Mariusz Basiak AG/Norwegian


Opening the unique service yesterday was Minister of Government Administration, Reform and Church Affairs Rigmor Aasrud.

She congratulated the airline, saying, “you are contributing to putting the Norwegian IT branch on the world map.”

Special fuselage-mounted antenna will allow passengers and crew to use two separate WiFi network connections via for satellite communication.

In cooperation with US company Row 44, 11 aircraft are to be equipped with the facility in the next few months, 21 in total from the summer, rising to 40 by 2012.

Norwegian’s Boeing 737-300 fleet is undergoing a continuous phase-out, and will be replaced by a fleet of Internet-equipped 737-800s before 2013.

“Norwegian is proud to be the first airline to offer wireless internet access on board flights in Europe. It is satisfying to be able to give our passengers the opportunity to work, read online newspapers, play games or watch online TV while flying with us. This is a product that no other airline in Europe is currently offering, which gives us a huge competitive advantage,” Hans-Petter Aanby, Norwegian’s Director of IT and Business Development, says in a press release.



Published on Thursday, 10th February, 2011 at 15:15 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 10th February 2011 at 19:20.

This post has the following tags: norwegianairshuttle, rigmoraasrud, wifi, row44.





  
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