Emirates Gets Aussie Wifi

  • A380s can use wifi in Aust. airspace
  • Bigger screens coming
  • Every seat will have SMS services

Airline Carrier, Emirates, has gained authorisation to enact wifi within Australian airspace on its Airbus A380 aircraft.

  • A380s can use wifi in Aust. airspace
  • Bigger screens coming
  • Every seat will have SMS services

Airline Carrier, Emirates, has gained authorisation to enact wifi within Australian airspace on its Airbus A380 aircraft.

The expanded service arrives in time for Emirates new A380 service operating out of Melbourne to Auckland and Dubai which begins on 2 October. Along with wifi, every seat onboard the Emirates A380 has a satellite telephone and email and SMS services.

In October this year Emirates takes delivery of its first A380 equipped with the full suite of OnAir connectivity options that not only includes wifi, but also mobile phone and mobile data use on EDGE/GPRS.

From early 2013, all new Emirates A380 aircraft will also receive larger, digitally enhanced screens – 27-inch in First Class, 20-inch in Business Class and 12.1 inch in Economy Class – with enhanced Graphical User Interface, offering theability to move around the entertainment system by “swiping” or “scrolling.”

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