Aviation

No Wi-Fi in planes please, we are India

DELHI

Each time you board an aircraft to fly in India — or even overfly the country — you are journeying back in time. An iron curtain prohibits flyers in Indian airspace from enjoying Wi-Fi connectivity. While international flyers can log on to the net as soon as they are out of Indian airspace, desi ones can do so only before takeoff and after landing.

National carrier Air India stumbled on this archaic — but still in vogue — rule while preparing to have Wi-Fi on its aircraft. A team of senior officials recently met officials of Geneva-based OnAir, which provides both internet and mobile connectivity to almost 30 top airlines globally like British Airways, Emirates, Etihad, Singapore Airlines and Thai.

Full report here Times of India

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