Passengers traveling by air can now have access to WiFi services: Aviation Ministry

Passengers traveling by air can now have access to WiFi services: Aviation Ministry

NEW DELHI: Passengers travelling by air can now have access to Internet service, said the Aviation Ministry.

“The Pilot-in-Command may permit the access of internet services by passengers on board an aircraft in flight, through WiFi on board, when laptop, smartphone, tablet, smartwatch, e-reader or a point of sale device is used in flight mode or airplane mode…Provided that the Director-General shall certify the aircraft for usage of internet service in flight through WiFi on board subject to the procedures as specified in this behalf,” according to a notification by Aviation Ministry.

Tata group's NELCO partnered with Panasonic Avionics had launched in-flight WiFi services in India.

Passenger airline Vistara will be the first to provide such services to passengers.

In 2019, Vistara Airlines became the first to provide sanitary pads on board to its women travellers. The airline in a statement had said that the initiative of providing sanitary pads to the women on board is the first Indian airline to offer sanitary napkins within India. It has also been mentioned in the statement that Vistara’s cabin crew will make in-flight announcements on all flights to create awareness among travellers that sanitary pads are now available on board for customers to freely ask for it if they are in need of. The airline also mentioned in its statement that the airline will provide ISO9001:2015 certified bio-degradable and organic sanitary napkins which are made from plant-based fibres that are free of plastic, toxins and perfume.

In 2018, Vistara had launched a complimentary wireless in-flight entertainment system “Vistara World” across its entire network and fleet of 22 aircraft that operate over 120 flights a day. “The entertainment content is streamed wireless directly to customers’ handheld smart devices or laptop computers,” the airline said in a statement.

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