SWISS to offer inflight internet


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SWISS Airlines will offer its customers aloft internet connections for the first time with its new Boeing 777-300ER. Travellers will have a choice of three data packages. As part of its new inflight connectivity, the airline will also be offering a roaming inflight phoning option for a trial one-year period.

The first of SWISS’s new flagship Boeing 777-300ERs will enter scheduled service on the carrier’s long-haul network in February 2016. The new twinjet will offer wireless internet connectivity in all three cabin classes. Access will be provided via a broadband connection, and will enable guests to surf or send emails on their laptop, tablet or smartphone device.

To meet travellers’ differing needs, SWISS will offer a choice of three data packages for its inflight internet option. SWISS will also be providing its First Class customers with a 50 MB SWISS Connect data package free of charge.

As part of its new inflight internet option, SWISS will also be enabling its customers aloft to make phone calls and send SMS text messages and data via roaming  for a trial one-year period. The new internet-connected SWISS Boeing 777-300ERs will be gradually deployed from the start of the 2016 summer schedules onwards, primarily on services to Hong Kong, Bangkok, Los Angeles, San Francisco, São Paulo and Tel Aviv.

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