Wataniya Airways has launched mobile inflight passenger communications services, from industry leader OnAir.
Wataniya is a Kuwait-based full-service luxury airline, which started operations on January 24, with Dubai as its launch destination.
The new commercial service, to be made available across the airline's fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft, was launched yesterday onboard a flight from Kuwait to Dubai, making it the first airline to introduce the latest SwiftBroadband technology in the Middle East, OnAir said in a statement.
It said the Mobile OnAir service would enable Wataniya passengers to stay connected inflight using their mobile phones or BlackBerry type devices to send and receive text messages and emails, and access the internet.
"Passengers travelling with Wataniya Airways appreciate the opportunity to stay in touch while they fly, particularly given today's rapidly changing economic environment," said George Cooper, Chief Executive Officer of Wataniya Airways.