Turkish Airlines joins the ranks of carriers offering Wi-Fi and on-board streaming services from gate to gate.
The airline which started offering internet service in 2011 allowed customers to connect to the web once the aircraft was above 10,000 feet. For many airlines, this is still the norm, but Turkish has started modifying its systems to offer uninterrupted service that starts right as the aircraft doors are closed and continue until they are opened at the destination.
Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee, Prof. Dr. Ahmet Bolat stated: “We are happy to extend our internet coverage area as the airline that flies to more countries than any other and provides the greatest coverage of international connections. We will continue to work on new technologies to provide the best of the virtual world just like we do with the real one.”
Gate to gate service will first rolled out in stages in May, and is currently available on 131 aircraft (74 narrow-bodies and 57 wide-bodies), and will extend to the rest of the fleet over time.
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