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20 AirAsia Planes To Have Wi-Fi Connection By Year-End

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KUALA LUMPUR – AirAsia Bhd will equip 20 of its planes with on-board Wi-Fi facilities by year-end from four at present.

Its Ancillary Group Head, Kenny Wong said AirAsia planned to install the Wi-Fi service on all its 80 planes by the second quarter of 2015.

He was speaking to reporters at the launch of the on-board Wi-Fi service by Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek, and AirAsia Bhd Chief Executive Officer Aireen Omar, here today.

AirAsia also made history as it entered the Malaysia Book of Records as the ‘First Airline to Provide Wi-Fi On-Board’ in Malaysia.

Malaysia Book of Records Founder and Managing Director Tan Sri Datuk Danny Ooi presented a certificate to AirAsia mark the occasion.

The Wi-Fi service known as roKKi Chats, available on selected AirAsia flights, allows guests to use instant messaging apps while on-board.

Each roKKi Chats token is priced at RM8 for a total of 3MB data usage on WeChat, WhatsApp and LINE.

In conjunction with the launch, guests on board the Wi-Fi enabled flights enjoy an introductory price of RM5 per token for a limited time.

The tokens are sold on a first-come first-served basis on each flight and is compatible on most tablets and smartphones. Each token is applicable for one device only. – BERNAMA


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