Lufthansa to offer broadband on board

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From early (European) summer 2016, Lufthansa will offer broadband on board its short- and medium-haul flights.

This will enable passengers on continental flights and flights within Germany to communicate and to use the internet above the clouds. The first aircraft will be fitted with the new technology in early summer 2016.

The service will enable passengers to make the most of broadband internet access on their own mobile devices via a wireless network. They will be able to use a variety of online applications, including email services, and even stream movies. Passengers will also be able to use their mobile phones to send and receive text messages and for the transfer of data based on their own mobile phone contract.

Telephone calls on board, however, will still not be allowed due to customer preference.