Ryanair to move to new in-flight communications partner
Tuesday 30, March 2010
Ryanair, the world’s favourite airline, today (29th March 10) confirmed that OnAir, Ryanair’s in-flight phone service provider, has notified Ryanair of their intention to terminate the contract after 13 months proving period of service operations.
Ryanair was pleased with the performance of the OnAir system and the rapidly growing call/text and data volumes, and had notified OnAir of its wish to roll the service out across the entire Ryanair fleet. OnAir were unwilling to commit to this expansion at this time, and exercised their right to terminate the agreement at the end of the 13 month proving period of service operation.
Following this successful experience with in-flight phone services, Ryanair will now invite other in-flight communications providers to tender for access to Ryanair’s 73 million annual passengers on Europe’s largest international scheduled airline.
Ryanair’s Stephen McNamara said:
“Ryanair regrets that OnAir were unwilling to commit to roll out its in-flight phone service to all Ryanair’s 230 plus aircraft fleet. As a result OnAir has decided to terminate its contract after a successful 13 month proving period of service operation. We wish to thank OnAir for their help and support with this programme to date and wish them well for the future.
“Ryanair will now invite other in-flight communications providers to tender for access to Ryanair’s 73million passengers to develop a fleet wide in-flight phone service on the world’s No 1 international scheduled airline”.
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