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New York (AirGuide - Airline In-Flight Services News) Oct 20, 2013

Aer Lingus Aer Lingus launches wi-fi access on its Airbus A330s. Aer Lingus has launched wi-fi access on its Airbus A330s for mobile products like phones, laptops and tables on its transatlantic flights after several months of trials. Business class flyers will get the service for free while prices start at U10.95 for one hour and U19.95 for 24 hours. Seven of the airlineOs A330 aircraft have been fitted with satellite technology provided by Panasonic. The service is not yet available on European flights but will be coming soon, the airline said. While voice calls are not permitted, on Aer Lingus flights, nor are voice calls through wifi services such as Skype or Voip. GSM services are being provided in association with AeroMobile. "Aer Lingus is at the forefront of in-cabin internet access, being just the second European airline to introduce internet access on transatlantic flights,O said Aer Lingus chief commercial manager Stephen Kavanagh. OThis is another choice we are offering our customers to enhance their Aer Lingus experience. Having direct internet access on flights of up to ten hours in duration, will be of huge benefit to our customers, in particular to business customers," he said. In-flight wi-fi is fairly widespread among US carriers, but its growth in other parts of the world is much slower. Oct 14, 2013

Air Canada Air Canada Launches New Rewards Program for Business. Air Canada has launched a new program called Air Canada Corporate Rewards that offers useful online tools to help businesses of all sizes better manage their travel, reduce costs and earn rewards to enhance travel. "The Air Canada Corporate Rewards program will make it simpler for companies of any size to track their travel investment, obtain savings and also earn rewards for flying with Air Canada. Members will be eligible to receive offers for discounts on Air Canada flights and services along with rewards such as complimentary eUpgrades, Maple Leaf Lounge access, advance seat selection and other exclusive special offers," said Robert Trudeau , Director of Business Development at Air Canada. "Recently, Air Canada was ranked the preferred carrier of 81 per cent of frequent business travellers surveyed in the annual Ipsos Reid Business Traveller Survey. This program, along with other attributes, such as our expansive global network, Executive Class service, Maple Leaf Lounges and Aeroplan and...

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