Qatar Airways will begin to provide gate-to-gate internet connectivity onboard allowing the provision of internet service onboard aircraft at all altitudes.
Previously, internet connection was only permitted when an aircraft was higher than 3,000 meters above sea level.
When approved by Qatar’s Communications Regulatory Authority, Qatar will become the first country in the Middle East and North Africa to provide gate-to-gate internet connectivity in-flight.
Improvements in technology now ensure that on board internet service does not cause harmful interference to either aircraft operations or land-based public mobile networks.
However to avoid any interference to aircraft and land-based mobile services, restrictions still apply to the onboard use of mobile GSM services and SMS when the aircraft is below 3,000 meters.
On board, passengers also enjoy Qatar Airways’ in-flight entertainment system, Oryx One, offering up to 4,000 options from the latest blockbuster movies, TV box sets, music, games etc.
Passengers on Qatar Airways flights can also stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the airline’s on-board Wi-Fi service.
Qatar Airways operates a modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft to more than 150 destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America.