Since the introduction of AeroMobile on Emirates flights in March 2008, the company has witnessed a remarkable rise in passenger usage, reaching the five million user mark which is undoubtedly a significant milestone for Emirates.
“Use of wireless mobile communications is growing at an incredible speed across the world, taking over from the traditional wired methods of yesterday. People like to be connected, even at 30,000 feet. AeroMobile gives people the flexibility to switch on their mobiles during a flight and, if they wish to, make a call or send an sms. Using a mobile phone on an Emirates flight is now an everyday occurrence for our passengers and it’s a service they have come to expect from us,” said Brannelly, Emirates Vice President Corporate Communications Product, Publishing, Digital and Events.
The world’s leading airline for mobile phone services onboard, Emirates has seen a 38 per cent increase in passengers switching on their mobile phones and connecting to the service in the last 12 months. The system allows passengers to use their own mobile phones to make and receive phone calls and text messages from Emirates aircraft in flight, just as they would on the ground. Over 220 Emirates flights per day currently offer the service. Adding to its already robust inflight offering Emirates will soon introduce a GPRS data capability allowing the use of BlackBerry type devices on some aircraft. Thus in terms of communication opportunities it seems there will be soon no limits and no difference between staying in the sky or on the ground.