According to Aeroflot program of introducing Wi-Fi Internet access on board of its long-haul aircraft for 2013, this service will be available on 26 long-haul airplanes by the end of the year.
22 Airbus 330 and 4 Boeing 777 airliners will be connected to Internet through satellite-based onboard Wi-Fi, and on 15 of them (12 Airbus 330 and 3 Boeing 777) this service will be already available in Q1 2013.
Aeroflot long-haul fleet backbone is formed by Airbus 330, and the forthcoming delivery of new Boeing 777s will significantly strengthen the air company’s long distance flights capacities.
Aeroflot will continue introducing onboard Wi-Fi Internet program on Boeing 777 aircraft, making Wi-Fi Internet available on 6 B777 in 2014, 3 B777 in 2015 and 3 B777 in 2016.
Aeroflot is developing its inflight connectivity program in partnership with OnAir — the global inflight connectivity services provider, using Inmarsat’s satellite networks. OnAir Company was incorporated in 2005 and is owned by SITA, the global IT solutions provider to the air transport world and Airbus aircraft manufacturer.