Middle East Makes Aviation History with Full Connectivity

Emirates Airlines will be the world’s first major airline to offer both mobile phone service and wireless Internet, patient the carrier announced on Tuesday.

The Dubai-based airline will provide full in-flight connectivity on all 90 of the carrier’s double-decker Airbus A380 jumbo jets beginning in June 2012.

The in-flight connectivity system, rx provided by Swiss technology firm OnAir, will allow passengers on long-haul intercontinental routes to use their mobile phones, laptops, iPhones, BlackBerry devices and other smart phones for voice calls, SMS text messages or wireless Internet.

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