Government examining enabling in-flight Wi-Fi: Ashok Gajapathi Raju

The Union Civil Aviation Minister also said his ministry was weighing in the pros and cons of enabling Wi-Fi in aeroplanes.

By: IANS | Panaji | Published: December 18, 2016 7:45 am
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In-flight Wi-Fi might be a reality soon in Indian flight carriers, Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju has said. Speaking to reporters on Saturday at the Dabolim International Airport, the minister also said that the current aviation laws need to be amended by the Parliament to enable Wi-Fi access during flights

Raju also said his ministry was weighing in the pros and cons of enabling Wi-Fi in aeroplanes. He said there was a demand for the in-flight Wi-Fi service, but refused to give an assurance as to when the service would be enabled. “There is no need to fix a timeline,” he said

“We are working on amending the particular legislation,” he also said, adding that one of the key reasons why Wi-Fi had not been enabled in-flight in India was because of security concerns.

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