Vietnam Airlines is planning to launch in-flight wifi service on four aircraft this year, CEO Duong Tri Thanh said on the sidelines of the Vietnam ICT Summit 2019 in Hanoi on August 9.
Thanh said VietnamAirlines will choose the national holiday on September 2 or the capital city’sliberation day on October 10 as the start date for its in-flight wifi.
Thanh said VietnamAirlines is making steady progress in its digital transformation and itspush to become a five-star international airline in the future, givingpassengers a more convenient and safe flight experience.
Thanh said the wifisystem on Vietnam Airlines Airbus A350 and Boeing 787 aircraft has beenlicensed by the Ministry of Public Security and Civil Aviation Authority ofVietnam.
Vietnam Airlineswill procure In-Flight Connectivity service packages for 10 Airbus A350aircraft between 2020 and 2024, Thanh said.
The carrier has invitedits partners and suppliers to offer the service prices before August 25, headded.
Regarding Skywiseproject, an open data technology platform in the aviation sector, Thanh saidFPT Group has set up an office working with Airbus in Toulouse, France. The twosides have co-operated to develop the first phase covering full database and initial analysis.
In the second phase,Airbus will sell artificial intelligence programmes to reduce the costs ofmaintenance and redundancy issues.