Russian airline Aeroflot finally decides to rollout Wi-Fi in 2013
Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet 100 at Farnborough Air Show. Edward / Flickr
The Wi-Fi rollout comes some time after its international competitors, which is likely why Aeroflot is starting with long-range aircraft in its efforts to attract flyers and boost customer satisfaction.
Excerpt from The Moscow Times
Aeroflot will begin to install wireless Internet in its jets this year as part of its wide-ranging program to improve service, the state-controlled carrier said Thursday.
The company will provide Wi-Fi on 26 of its long-range aircraft by the end of 2013, including 22 Airbus 330 jets and four Boeing 777s, it said in a statement. Wireless Internet will appear on 15 of those aircraft in the first quarter of this year.
“Our goal is to make Wi-Fi available on all long-range aircraft,” Aeroflot chief executive Vitaly Savelyev said. “The program to be implemented corresponds with two key elements in our strategy: introducing state-of-the-art technologies in all areas of the company’s activities and joining the elite of the world’s airlines in terms of the quality of services.”