Qatar to offer mobile comms from October

26 July 2009

Qatar Airways will begin offering limited in-flight mobile communication services in October as part of a new programme with OnAir, which gives passengers the ability to use their mobile phones as well as access emails and the internet, CEO Akbar Al Baker, has said. The first aircraft to be equipped with the Mobile OnAir system is an Airbus A320, while the carrier's entire fleet will be equipped by 2014, he said. However, the airline will 'definitely' not allow the use of mobile phones at night, and will reserve the right to turn the service off.

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