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Staying Connected at 30,000 Feet

Garuda Indonesia Examining Feasibility of Providing In-flight Wi-Fi Internet Connectivity

(6/10/2012) Garuda Indonesia is reportedly reviewing the possibility of providing Internet connections to its passengers.

Quoted in Bisnis Bali, the Executive Vice-President for Business Development and Risk Management for the Airline, Judi Rifajantoro, described In-flight Connectivity as a most useful service for passengers, particularly on flights of more than 2-hours duration.

The current review being undertaken by Garuda is examining the cost of such a service, which classes of service should be able to access the Internet while in flight and on-line speed capabilities.

Judi added, “Our hope is that such a service (Internet In-flight Connectivity) will benefit passengers by allowing them to continue their work will in flight.”

Judi said the proposed Wi-Fi connection would be available only while the flight is in a stabile flight condition.

Garuda plans to provide Internet In-flight Connectivity is being explored in conjunction with PT Telkom Indonesia.