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BA reveals plans to offer In-flight 4G broadband to leisure and business travellers

13th May 2015

BA reveals plans to offer In-flight 4G broadband - Flightline Travel News for business travellersFollowing BA’s last years announcement the airline had teamed up with Inmarsat to launch high-speed inflight internet by  connecting aircraft to the internet through 4G mobile phone masts on the ground (see Business Traveller News from June 2014), British Airways has now revealed  plans to develop the first inflight 4G broadband service in Europe. The airline has partnered with the UK based firm Inmarsat to provide leisure and business travellers the option to use their mobile devices to access the internet in flight. However, British Airways has not specified any timescales. Currently the service is available on BA’s Club World London City flights between London and New York. The airline plans to start providing the service on UK domestic routes and to extend the service to the across Europe.

Helping business travellers to improve on-trip productivity

British Airways aims to provide leisure and business travellers the same internet access they have on the ground during a flight. BA’s new 4G broadband service is expected to be particularly beneficial to business travellers, as it enables them to improve productivity and stay connected while travelling on business.

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