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12/02/03
Surf and Fly Scheme Takes Off
- Internet access to be offered on BA transatlantic routes

TRAVELLERS flying British Airways between New York and London will have in-flight internet access from February 18.

The new service, supplied by plane maker Boeing, is initially for business class customers and comes after successful trials on Lufthanza flights from Frankfurt to the USA.

Eventually, it is thought most flights will be kitted out with the full panapoly of servers, access points and antennae. Boeing plans to install internet access on 150 planes in 2003, followed by 800 next year. All new planes will carry the whizz-bang new equipment.

The cost of access is likely to be around UKP20 per customer per flight.




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