AirAsia had a recently upgraded WiFi service where the passengers boarding AirAsia can experience an enhanced inflight entertainment and connectivity like never before. Inmarsat’s high-speed Ka-band platform, GX Aviation has been equipped in six aircraft operated by AirAsia Malaysia and two aircraft by AirAsia Thailand. Aireen Omar, AirAsia Group president, said that the development in the technological aspect is the “next logical step” for the airline. “As the pioneer of LCC inflight WiFi in the region, we’re always looking for ways to redefine the digital inflight experience for our guests,”.
With the WiFi service incorporated in flights, guests will be able to stay connected with the peers throughout the journey and can perform activities when it comes to the usage of data including live streaming.
The high-speed Ka-band platform claims to provide faster connectivity beyond basic broadband, supporting real-time video, music streaming and more. The WiFi plans in the aircraft range from RM9 to RM58, with the considered as the most basic plan capped at 10MB. There’s also a top of the line 200MB plan, which is best for streaming. The service will be rolled out over the next year.
Moving on to the connectivity of routes connecting destinations across the globe, AirAsia recently announced the launch of an exclusive route to Da Lat from Kuala Lumpur. This will commence from December 20 and will be operating 4 times a week.
Riad Asmat, AirAsia Malaysia CEO said: “As the first international airline to fly to Da Lat, visitors from Malaysia no longer need to drive three hours from Nha Trang or five hours from Ho Chi Minh City to get to this picturesque city,”.
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