Air Malta announced that their newest Airbus A320neo comes equipped with Wi-fi, said Clifford Chetcuti, the airline’s CEO, whilst giving a tour of the new plane.
This announcement was made during a press conference that was solely dedicated to the unveiling of the new Airbus A320neo plane, which will be added on to Air Malta’s fleet of planes in the coming weeks.
Mr Chetcuti also added that this system will be operational within the next few months, as it is being continuously tested out.
Mr Chetcuti said that this wireless connection will be connected to an internal network, called intranet, for the time being, until a better system is established. This form of wireless connection will allow passengers to stream various types of entertainment on their own personal devices.
Once suitable service providers have been found, the airline will fully connect with the internet, thus allowing passengers to access social media and other services fully.
Apart from the introduction of Wi-fi, Mr Chetcuti has also said that the airline has decided to remove one row of seats, taking the number of passengers down to 180, in order for passengers to have more legroom, making their trips more comfortable than ever before.
Air Malta had stated earlier on that it plans to upgrade the whole fleet to A320neos by 2022, a significant upgrade from their current fleet.