16 JANUARY 2017
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Online services like sending emails or streaming videos on short- and medium-haul flights are being planned by Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines in the next phase of the Lufthansa Group’s Flynet programme.
The group received a Supplemental Type Certificate last summer from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), and has completed preparation work for the next stage of testing on Lufthansa and Austrian routes, initially involving five aircraft in each case.
Passengers who fly on these aircraft will be offered free internet use during this test phase and their reactions analysed to provide the data necessary to enhance the service further ahead of its market launch.
Once the system is introduced, passengers will be able to choose between three service packages – FlyNet Message for €3, FlyNet Surf for €7 and FlyNet Stream for €12 per flight.
FlyNet Message allows the use of messaging services such as email, WhatsApp or iMessage, while FlyNet Surf also enables passengers to surf the internet. With the FlyNet Stream service package, streaming is also possible.
The packages can be paid for by credit card or via payment services such as Paypal.
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