Qatar Airways is the first airline in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) to provide gate-to-gate Internet services onboard.
Qatar’s Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) will allow the provision of Internet service onboard aircraft at all altitudes. Previously, the airline only permitted the internet connection when an aircraft was higher than 3,000 meters above sea level.
The Chief Executive of Qatar Airways Group Akbar al-Baker said, “In another first for the MENA region, Qatar Airways passengers will be able to enjoy uninterrupted internet connectivity from the moment they step on board a Qatar Airways flight. This is another significant enhancement to our award-winning levels of service that our passengers around the globe have come to appreciate. We look forward to welcoming passengers on board and helping them stay connected throughout the flight.”
The CRA gives the approval that this is the first country in the Middle East and North Africa region that offer gate-to-gate Internet services onboard. It also reflects CRA’s alignment with Qatar’s high rate of technology adoption those affecting transport and communication. These strategic are for Qatar’s future development and economic growth.
These improvements and developments now ensure that onboard Internet service does not cause harmful interference to either aircraft operations or land-based public mobile networks. The restrictions apply to the onboard use of mobile GSM services and SMS in the avoidance of any interference to aircraft and land-based mobile services.
Passengers can take the advantage of in-flight entertainment system and Oryx One, offers up to 4,000 entertainment options from the latest movies, TV box sets, music, games and much more.
Passengers flying on Qatar’ Boeing aircraft like B777, B787, A350, A380, and select A320 and A330 aircraft can also stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the “award-winning” airline’s onboard Wi-Fi service.
Qatar Airways also operates a modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft. It provides its network of more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America.