Air France teams up with Orange to provide in-flight WiFi service to its customers travelling on two Air France short and medium-haul Airbus A320s, allowing them to surf the internet, read their emails, watch live TV or enjoy their favourite series. The service is being planned for launch in Summer 2015. According to Air France, their passengers will be able to use a wide variety of devices, including laptops, tablets or smartphones to connect via Wi-Fi to access the internet or their portal offering a wide choice of multimedia content such as live TV, movies, series and music.
Air France Industries is in charge of installing the equipment required for operating and maintaining the WiFi service on the two aircrafts, while Orange Business Services will oversee the connectivity to the planes via their satellite network.
According to a study by Air France, 78% of Air France customers said that they are interested in having access to the internet via Wi-Fi on board and 28% of passengers said that they are willing to pay for this service if the price is suitable.