WIFI on board Philippine Airlines (PAL)

Wish you can make cellphone calls while on the plane? Do you need to check your e-mail (or Facebook) while in the air? On Philippine Airlines, soon you can this 2013!

By middle of this year, Philippine Airlines (PAL) will be the first Philippine-based carrier to offer passengers both GSM and Wi-Fi Internet, enabling them to call, text, tweet, email and surf the Net while flying across Asia Pacific, Australasia and North America.

Mobile OnAir and Internet OnAir, two services of Geneva-based OnAir - a global service provider of inflight connectivity solutions - will be retrofitted on PAL's Airbus A330-343s and Boeing B777-300ERs starting next month.

With state-of-the-art inflight connectivity, PAL, which is OnAir's 50th customer, expects to bring passenger experience to a whole new level, especially since the flag carrier is in the midst of an aggressive fleet expansion program.

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