Air France and its partner airline KLM began testing in-flight WiFi Internet connectivity and mobile data services on select flights on May 29.
The airlines will test the services on two Boeing 777-300 aircraft for the rest of 2013. The initial routes of the two aircraft are from Paris Charles De Gaulle to New York’s JFK (Air France) and from Amsterdam to Panama (KLM). The two aircraft will also operate on other long-haul routes during the trial.
Passengers of all classes will be able to send text messages, check emails and surf the Internet on WiFi at a cost of either 10.95 euros ($14) for an hour or 19.95 euros ($25) for the full flight.
In-flight mobile connectivity will allow passengers to use texting and data services if their mobile operator has a roaming agreement with Aeromobile, the provider of the in-flight service.