BERLIN (Reuters) - Lufthansa will roll out satellite-based broadband onboard short-haul flights starting from October, it said on Monday, as customers increasingly demand to stay connected in the air.
Airlines across the world are moving to satellite-based Internet services, prompting a scramble for customers by communication providers.
The technology on board the Lufthansa flights is being provided in cooperation with partner Inmarsat and its Global Xpress network.
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Lufthansa says its fleet of narrow-body A320 planes is expected to have the technology installed by mid-2018, while other Lufthansa Group airlines will follow at a later date.
Lufthansa already offers broadband onboard all its 107 Lufthansa-branded long-haul aircraft.
(Reporting by Victoria Bryan, editing by David Evans)