Please follow suit Air New Zealand

The Herald reports:

Singapore Airlines, the world’s second-largest carrier by market capitalisation, said it will equip long-range wide-body planes with internet and phone-message access to meet growing demand from business travellers.

The carrier said yesterday it had signed a contract with OnAir NV, an on board-communications provider part-owned by aircraft maker Airbus, to install Wi-Fi internet and mobile phone links on the planes in 2011.

I don’t care about the mobile phone links, but I do want Internet access. Lufthansa used to have it, and it was superb. Rather than face a huge amount of work to catch up on when you land, you just use the plane as a mobile office.

For me, offering on board Internet will be a major factor in deciding which airline to fly with, if the flights are more than eight hours.

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