Irish airline Aer Lingus has launched on-board mobile connectivity on its long-haul flights including all its flights between the United States and Ireland.
The service, powered by AeroMobile’s in-flight roaming service, enables passengers to send text messages and browse the Internet on their mobile phones.
Accessing the service is similar to roaming abroad and passengers have to simply switch on their mobiles to connect to the on-board network. They are billed directly by their own mobile operators with prices being similar to the rest of the world terrestrial roaming rates.
The service can be accessed by Irish passengers using Three Ireland, Vodafone Ireland and O2 Ireland networks and US travelers on AT&T and T Mobile.
All seven of the Aer Lingus Airbus A330 aircraft flying between the US and Ireland have been equipped with the AeroMobile service.
AeroMobile has roaming agreements with over 220 mobile phone operators worldwide including operators from New Zealand, the UK and Singapore. The service is also available on Etihad, Emirates and SAS flights to Ireland and was recently also launched on Singapore Airlines flights to the UK.