(06 Jun 2021)
Corsair, a French long-haul airline, is
offering members of Le Club Corsair loyalty program with inflight
WiFi when flying the airline’s new Airbus A330neo fleet.
By linking the passenger list to the Wi-Fi system onboard,
passengers need only provide their last name and seat number
to access the internet.
Once passengers have enrolled, they will be
offered a customized price plan depending on their FFP status and
class of travel.
Payment, where required, can be made through multiple methods
including major credit cards and Apple Pay.
IT Insights 2020 shows that today more than two-thirds of all
passengers opt to use their own device onboard to stay connected
or access entertainment. SITA’s Internet OnAir is designed to
offer passengers the same
uninterrupted connectivity at 30,000 feet as they receive at home.
Pascal de Izaguirre, CEO of Corsair, said, “Today Wi-Fi is a
core element of the overall passenger experience onboard our fleet
of flagship Airbus A330neo aircraft. With most of our customers
bringing their own devices onboard, they expect access to fast,
uninterrupted connectivity. In the few weeks since we have put the
new aircraft into service, we have already seen strong take up of
the Wi-Fi offering provided by SITA.”
OnAir will be available across all five of Corsair’s A330neos as
they are introduced into the fleet over the coming months, with
the second aircraft taking to the skies this month.
Sébastien Fabre, CEO of SITA for Aircraft, said, “COVID19 has
accelerated a trend to passengers using their own devices onboard,
enabling an increasingly touchless cabin. With that comes a
greater demand for reliable connectivity. We are therefore pleased
to support Corsair in bringing this experience to their passengers
for the first time.”
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