As a result of this agreement, AT&T and Panasonic Avionics, through its wholly owned subsidiary Aeromobile Communications, will deliver end-to-end connectivity to airline passengers providing an extra dimension to the in-flight connectivity experience.
Now passengers that have added AT&T International Day Pass (“IDP”) to their line(s) can use their mobile devices on aircraft equipped with Panasonic Avionics mobile solutions for only the same daily fee as they would be charged in any other IDP destination. With IDP, passengers can connect to the Aeromobile service and enjoy high-speed data1, calls2 and texting as they do on their plans at home for $10/day. Additional lines used the same day only pay a $5 daily fee.
This development follows an increase in data consumption across Panasonic Avionics’ in-flight mobile network in 2022, compared to pre-pandemic levels. As air travel continues to recover, mobile network operators around the globe such as AT&T are creating compelling retail propositions, driving in-flight roaming usage and adoption.
Through its subsidiary Aeromobile, Panasonic Avionics joins forces with mobile operators around the world to include in-flight roaming in compelling retail propositions like their mainstream packages, to improve the travel experience for their subscribers.
John Wade, vice president of in-flight connectivity at Panasonic Avionics said: “We are delighted to partner with AT&T and provide a new dimension to staying in touch for their customers. We have seen mobile network operators around the globe — especially the Middle East, Europe, and Asia — launch compelling in-flight retail offers, and we’re excited that operators in the U.S. are now embracing the overseas in-flight connectivity market.”
Panasonic Avionics’ in-flight mobile service operates in conjunction with its worldwide in-flight Wi-Fi service to provide passengers with a range of payment and connection options in several markets.