PIA will provide satellite Wi-Fi internet and Phone in flights
Karachi (Tuesday, Dec 10th, 2013) – Now Pakistan International Lines (PIA) passengers will enjoy using internet broadband service, check their emails, browse and surf website and enjoy online movies, games and live TVs, radios. Besides this they will also use phone service during journey.
At first this facility will be provided in long haul flights in boing 777 planes.
Some of the specialised firms providing satellite communication services have already expressed their interest in working with PIA. But the national flag carrier will shortly issue a tender to meet the regulatory requirement.
Yunus said the airline on its own cannot manage the entertainment system effectively. “For example, the Wi-fi system is very expensive to replace or upgrade.”
PIA’s management has finally realised that it cannot woo passengers without offering them better service compared with other carriers, especially on long-haul flights.
The desire to upgrade in-flight entertainment service follows Yunus’ insistence that long-range B-777s will be used only for international flights to make the trips financially viable.
“The 15-hour flight to Toronto is tiring and passengers need to relax,” he said. “We are just trying to make sure that their journey is safe as well as comfortable.”