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Govt nod for airlines to provide wi-fi in India

Source: PTI  -  Edited By: Saisuresh Sivaswamy
March 02, 2020 11:08 IST
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The central government on Monday permitted airlines operating in India to provide in-flight wi-fi services to passengers, according to an official notification. 

IMAGE: Vistara took delivery of its first wide-body aircraft, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, in New Delhi on February 28, 2020. Vistara CEO Leslie Thng told reporters that it would be the first plane in India to provide in-flight wi-fi services. Photograph: ANI Photo.

"The pilot-in-command may permit the access of internet services by passengers on board an aircraft in flight, through wi-fi on board, when laptop, smartphone, tablet, smartwatch, e-reader or a point of sale device is used in flight mode or airplane mode," the notification stated. 

 

While taking the delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 aircraft at Everett on last Friday, Vistara CEO Leslie Thng had told reporters that it would be the first plane in India to provide in-flight wi-fi services. 

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