Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Digi partners with Malindo Air to offer in-flight mobile internet

Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (Digi) announced a partnership with Malindo Air that will give passengers the convenience of surfing the Internet during selected flights, powered by AeroMobile Communications Limited.


The service, available on selected Malindo Air Boeing 737-900ER aircrafts via the AeroMobile mobile service, mainly flies to Mumbai, Delhi, Amritsar, Kochin, Trichy, Trivandrum, Kathmandu, Perth, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Bali and Bangkok. 

“Through this partnership with Malindo Air, our customers would be able to use their mobile devices onboard, empowering them to change the way they work, learn, play and live and provide them seamless connectivity,” said Chan May Ling, Digi’s Head of Marketing Services.

Malindo Air is one of the latest airlines to provide AeroMobile’s mobile services following the success of implementing the service for Alitalia, Etihad Airways, Lufthansa, and Singapore Airlines.

“Many holidaymakers today feel the need to stay connected and constantly update their social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram while on the go. Business travelers also often times require access to their emails while they are at cruising altitude. We are happy to be in partnership with Malindo Air and AeroMobile to cater to these customers’ needs,” Chan said.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Malindo Air, Chandran Rama Muthy, said “We are excited to unveil this partnership with Digi as part of our continued enhancements on overall customer experience.  We look forward to bringing more functionality to our digital platforms through engaging and intuitive functions in order to make our guests’ journey a remarkable overall experience from the moment they book their flight”.

To experience this new service, Digi postpaid customers can now access the internet in-flight at a promotional daily flat rate of RM32, until 30 June 2016. The AeroMobile’s mobile service is also available to Digi customers via airlines like AirFrance, Air Serbia, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and others.

Kugan is the co-founder of MalaysianWireless. He has been observing the mobile industry since 2003. Connect with him on Twitter: @scamboy

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