Creating connections

Demand for in-flight connectivity has never been higher, with an increasing number of passengers expecting seamless inflight internet access, as Tom Batchelor explains

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In-flight connectivity is an increasingly important requirement for many air travellers
SITA

While some welcome the cabin crew call to set portable electronic devices to ‘airplane’ mode as a chance to switch off both literally and metaphorically, for many others, struggling to stay connected at 37,000ft remains a frustratingly frequent feature of modern air travel.

The clamour for keeping in constant contact with the world below, and the technological advances that are enabling it, mean the previously patchy world of in-flight internet is getting an upgrade.

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