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THAI Introduces THAI Sky Connect Service


Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) announced the introduction of THAI Sky Connect service for wireless internet connection (WiFi) on board THAI’s Airbus A330-300 and A380-800 aircraft.

Mr. Chokchai Panyayong, THAI Senior Executive Vice President of Commercial, and Acting President, said, “THAI is pleased to introduce THAI Sky Connect, an in-flight WiFi product and service that adds to passenger convenience on board flights operated with Airbus A330-300 and A380-800 aircraft in all classes of service. In the era of digital media, online technology is very popular and essential to everyday life, even during the time spent on board an airplane. With THAI Sky Connect, passengers are able to remain connected to the internet without missing important communication. Passengers are able to connect to the internet with a laptop, tablet, or smartphone and use various applications on the internet, such as Virtual Private Network (VPN), e-mail access, instant messaging, and web browsers. Through a credit card or debit card, passengers have options in selectingtheir WiFi package.”

THAI received the WiFi license from the Office of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) on 7 January 2014 and began the THAI Sky Connect service on 14 February 2014. WiFi internet connectivity is available on THAI’s six Airbus A380-800 aircraft and THAI’s seven Airbus A330-300 aircraft.

Wireless internet connection (WiFi) is available on THAI aircraft that have WiFi equipment installed in the passenger cabin. OnAir provides internet connectivity for THAI Sky Connect in each THAI aircraft, whereby the internet signal is transmitted via satellite through a ground network. OnAir collects the WiFi internet package fees from passengers by credit card payment and has a customer relations service for passengers to contact for customer inquiries.

Prices for WiFi Packages:
Smart Phone Package             3 MB = USD 4.50
                                                    10 MB = USD 14.50
Laptop/iPad Package             10 MB = USD 14.50
                                                    20 MB = USD 28.50

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