A month back we brought you an update, with Google introducing a service called the Gogo Inflight Internet, offering Wi-Fi access to passengers as part of the holiday celebrations. In-Flight internet has surely become a fad as internet or staying connected becomes a necessity nowadays.
Lufthansa Airlines opted to setup such a service for its passengers and would start offering internet access on-board via a service called the Flynet. The brand new service would bring mobile data communications for its passengers while offering much more than what you expect.
Passengers can now connect through the Flynet service and use it to surf the Internet or utilize data services, email using larger attachments or even connect with the corporate intranets via the Virtual Private Network.
Flynet would available to all types of passengers, travelling in whatever class. Passengers can easily connect their mobile, smartphone or laptop with the hotspot in the aircraft cabin, just like they connect at any public place.
Flynet uses a satellite-supported broadband system powered by the Panasonic Technology. The service is currently offering speeds of 5Mbps to the aircraft and 1 Mbps from the plane. Lufthansa will be rolling out the Flynet service on the company’s long-haul flights such as the Airbus A330 and Boeing 747-400, later equipping almost all types of jets in the fleet.
One thing to be noted, this service does attach a fee which obviously won’t come cheap. No data was available to comment as to how the utilization of the service would be charged.