World’s first aircraft with global live TV launched

Gulf Air plane also has “latest in in-flight connectivity including broadband”

Passengers can now watch a real-time uninterrupted telecast of news channels and live football games, among other things, while in the air. Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has taken delivery of its first A330-200 aircraft retrofitted with Panasonic’s new Global Communications Suite. This gives passengers onboard broadband connectivity to access the internet and mobile phone services as well as live television. The communications are being installed throughout the airline’s fleet.
Passengers will be able to browse the web at broadband speeds and access social media services such as Facebook and Twitter. Business travellers can access a virtual private network to send and receive emails. The in-flight Wi-Fi network is being provided by Deutsche Telekom.
[photo courtesy Gulf Air]