WiFi on High: Surfing at 40,000 feet soon to be reality.
Published 30 January 2012
This year, passengers flying with Garuda Indonesia will have access to in-flight Wi-Fi making the downtime no longer inaccessible to business or wasteful chatter. Speaking to press in Jakarta, airline President Director Emirsyah Satar said plans are being hatched to offer internet access on eight new aircraft. The communications infrastructure will be installed on Garuda’s newly imported Airbus 330-200s and Boeing 737-800NGs at a cost of US$100,000 per aircraft. According to reports, the plans have been cleared by the Ministry of Transportation, which prohibits the use of communication devices on airplanes under current aviation law.