Browsing the web or, watching a live broadcast via the Internet during a flight will be a reality in airplanes of Air France-KLM in 2013. In partnership with Panasonic Avionics, the two airlines will launch a joint program of connectivity on board long-haul routes, with tests starting early in the year. The service will allow consumers to connect via text messages, email and Internet access as well as broadcast TV, with access to a wide range of data exchange and communications. The site, specifically designed for connecting on board flights will offer, free of charge, a range of services, including recent news, television, relevant information on airlines and destinations and offer online magazines. The testing phase will take place in 2013 on two Boeing 777-300s operated by each airline. During this period, passengers can connect to the Internet via Wi-Fi on their smartphones, laptops or tablets, or use their phones to connect to sms or e-mail, regardless of their class of travel.
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