Cebu Pacific, the Philippines’ largest flag carrier, has announced it will offer WiFi on its long-haul flights starting in 2013. It will be the first low-cost carrier in Asia to offer this service.
Cebu Pacific passengers will be able to access the Internet during flights and make calls using Voice Over IP applications, using their Wi-Fi enabled personal electronic devices, such as Android™ phones and tablets, iPhone®, iPad®, BlackBerry®, and laptops.
OnAir WiFI service will initially be available on the airline’s A330 aircraft used for long-haul flights to the Middle East, Australia, Europe, and USA starting in the third quarter of 2013. Stage two will be to install WiFi on the A320 aircraft used for short-haul flights.
Candice Iyog, Cebu Pacific’s VP for Marketing and Distribution, said: “Cebu Pacific has a highly social community of over 600,000 likes on Facebook and over 380,000 Twitter followers. We are very happy to provide our guests with the convenience of online connectivity while in-flight. CEB can now engage passengers through innovative web-based solutions that will further enhance their flying experience with us.”