ETIHAD Airways showcased its advanced in-flight internet capabilities available on its new fleet of aircraft at the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai last month.
Visitors were able to see a live video link-up between an Etihad aircraft and a personal computer on the ground thanks to Etihad’s new Wi-Fli service in partnership with Connexion by Boeing and Etisalat.
The Wi-Fli service is an alternative for travellers to be connected to their homes even on board a flight by accessing and responding to personal e-mail, engaging their friends and family via instant messaging or live chat applications apart from browsing the Internet or playing online games. Business travellers will also be attracted to the convenience of the Wi-Fli service which allows them to remain connected to their offices through a secure encrypted VPN. Once that is set up, users can access company files, e-mail and business applications, thereby greatly enhancing their productivity.
While travelling with Etihad, Etisalat subscribers can simply log on to the internet with their existing details and get billed with their regular monthly Etisalat Internet bill.
Passengers can access the internet anywhere in the aircraft with their laptop and web camera for video conversations.
Dubai city check-in
Dubai-based guests of Etihad Airways now have the luxury of being able to check-in for their flight – at any time of the day – thanks to the opening of the new ‘Dubai city check-in’ facility. At the facility on the ground floor of Chelsea Towers on Sheikh Zayed Road, guests can now organise their ticketing, security screening and baggage check-in.