Aer Lingus launches in-flight mobile service

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Source: Flightglobal.com
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Aer Lingus has launched an inflight mobile service that enables passengers to make calls, send text messages and browse websites in the air.

The Irish flagship carrier has outfitted its seven Airbus A330 aircraft travelling from the USA to Ireland with equipment to provide the service, which is provided by UK-based AeroMobile.

Aer Lingus is the third European carrier to launch AeroMobile’s service on transatlantic flights. In the past six months, more than 20,000 passengers have connected to the service on flights in and out of Ireland via other carriers like Etihad Airways, Emirates and SAS.

“With the launch of AeroMobile services on Aer Lingus' transatlantic routes, Irish passengers are certainly well-served with in-flight connectivity; there are now up to 140 flights a week coming in and out of Ireland on AeroMobile-equipped aircraft,” says Kevin Rogers, chief executive of AeroMobile.