Some Vietnam Airlines’ Airbus A350s will receive paid Wi-Fi access from October 10
Which flights we’re talking about, it’s not clear yet. It is known that only four planes will be connected to the Internet on October 10. A little later, the service will be offered on another 20 flights.
The service provider will be the Swiss company SITAONAIR.
According to Nguyen Nam Tien, deputy head of IT department of the carrier, Wi-Fi will operate from a height of 3,000 km. It will not be fast. Surfing through search engines and social media will be problematic. But it will be enough for messengers to work.
Vietnam Airlines will be the first Vietnamese airline to offer such services on board. Many large carriers already have them available. For example, the Malaysian company AirAsia.
Vietnam Airlines has set itself the goal of becoming a fully digital company by 2020. It is already the most technologically advanced airline in Vietnam. In particular, it recently upgraded its mobile application to allow it to book flights online. It also has maps of the largest Vietnamese airports.
Source: VnExpress. Translation: Nikita Grebennikov.