Wireless Internet soon to be offered at Singapore Airlines

You don’t have to switch off your mobile phones or turn them to airplane mode while on a flight soon. Business people looking to stay connected on flight can soon do so as well. Singapore’s pride in aviation, Singapore Airlines, will soon be offering wireless internet service at 35,000 feet in the air. It will be rolled out by next year, as early as in the first half of 2011.

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Despite the service not being new to global airlines, Singapore Airlines will be the first major Asian airline to offer such a service, as part of its in-flight program. However, it is chargeable, and will be made available on long-range planes. Details will be released closer to the launch dates. Passengers will be an SMS or click away from the people at their destination, and value-added information such as live feeds, news releases and social networking portals being made available.

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Now, passengers do not have to leave their internet world behind while on long-range flights. They can continue to receive information and be more productive while on flights. This will prove to be extremely useful for business people who usually have to forgo days of productive work while on flights.

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Constantly deemed by travelers as one of the top airlines in the world, Singapore Airlines continues to lives up to its name of one of the world’s leading carriers.