Passengers with Indonesia’s Flag Carrier, Garuda Indonesia, can now use Internet OnAir inflight wi-fi throughout their flight. The service is provided through arrangements made with OnAir’s chosen partner, PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk (Telkom Indonesia), a state-owned enterprise company in Indonesia with a business portfolio including telecommunications, information, media, edutainment and services.
OnAir’s services have been installed on Garuda’s existing A330 aircraft and will also be installed on its A330s currently on order. OnAir anticipates adding Mobile OnAir, its GSM service, upon the establishment of an appropriate framework by Indonesian regulatory authorities.
Faik Fahmi, director of service at Garuda Indonesia stated, “There is no question that the very best modern flying experience must include inflight connectivity and that the connectivity, like all our services, needs to be the same high level wherever we fly: that is a key reason why we chose OnAir.”
Ian Dawkins, OnAir’s CEO added, “We have now reached the point whereby inflight connectivity is a must-have service across the world. In 2014, we expect to see acceleration in interest from airlines, the number of contracts we sign and, most importantly, deployment like [this]service launch with Garuda Indonesia.”