Ryanair, OnAir go separate ways as inflight mobile phone service halted
Ryanair announced today that it is calling a halt to its inflight mobile phone service after its 13 month contract with OnAir ended. In February 2009 Ryanair launched inflight mobile usage on 50 aircraft. The airline said that it was satisfied with the performance of the system and wanted to extend the coverage to the remaining aircraft in the fleet. However, Ryanair said that OnAir was not happy to commit to the expansion of the system at this time. OnAir said in a statement that the companies could not agree on the process and timing of the rollout. Ryanair says that it will now invite tenders from other providers of inflight communications for the provision of a fleet wide service.