The Atlasglobal airline (Turkey) plans to introduce wireless Internet on its flights, including flights to Ukraine, in 2018. The air carrier’s president and owner Murat Ersoy announced this in an interview with the CFTS portal.
"We are currently working on introduction of Wi-Fi on flights so that passengers can watch movies or listen to music online from their smartphones or tablets. We will complete this project next year, and Wi-Fi will appear on our airplanes," he said.
According to him, introduction of Wi-Fi on flights will improve passenger service. "One of the reasons we did not get five stars (Skytrax) is the lack of entertainment on board. There are no televisions on our planes. Passengers will no longer need televisions if there wireless internet on board," he said.
Atlasglobal was founded in 2001. It began performing regular flights in 2004. The carrier has registered a subsidiary called Atlasjet Ukraine, which uses the trademark AtlasGlobal, in Ukraine. Atlasglobal currently flies to 22 countries. In Ukraine, the carrier performs regular flights to Kharkiv, Lviv, and Zaporizhia, as well as charter flights from the Boryspil airport.
As reported, Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) also plans to introduce wireless Internet on its long-haul flights in February 2018.
Lufthansa has installed Wi-Fi routers on some Airbus A320 aircraft this year. Wireless Internet is available on Kyiv-Munich and Kyiv-Frankfurt routes, on which A320 airliners are operated, among other routes.