Posted on: April 3rd, 2008 by Darren Robinson
Oman Air has announced that it will be one of the many airlines in the Middle East that will be using the in-flight passenger communications service offered by OnAir. Passengers will be able to use their blackberrys, mobile phones and laptops during the flight starting in 2009. The setback screens will also feature internet access for passengers without laptops.
The service will start on Oman’s long-haul routes to Asia and Europe when it takes delivery of seven new Airbus A330 aircraft. Chief executive officer of Oman Air Ziad Karim Al Haremi says, “Oman Air has consistently contributed to the technological advance of commercial aviation. We always aim to improve our services and as we introduce our long-haul routes, we are very pleased to be one of the first airlines to offer the full range of passenger communications options.”
The system comes with many custom options, such as the ability for the crew to enable certain services at certain times, making it possible to disable the service in part or in whole during quiet times during long flights.