Photo - (From left) Desmond Choo, Jason Yap, Sherena Lim, Edward Tan and Batrisyia Qistina, winners of Digi's recent radio contest, on-board their Malindo Air flight to Perth on Friday (18 Dec).
Malaysia's Digi Telecommunications (Digi) has formed a partnership with low cost carrier Malindo Air and AeroMobile Communications, which allows Digi postpaid customers internet access while on flights to selected destinations.
Digi postpaid customers can now surf the web on selected Malindo Air flights at a low mobile internet roaming rate, said Chan May Ling, Digi's head of Marketing Services.
Chan said the service, available on selected Malindo Air Boeing 737-900ER aircrafts via the AeroMobile mobile service, mainly flies to Mumbai, Delhi, Amritsar, Kochin, Trichy, Trivandrum, Kathmandu, Perth, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Bali and Bangkok.
"Many holidaymakers today feel the need to stay connected and constantly update their social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram while on the go," she said.
"Business travellers also often times require access to their emails while they are at cruising altitude. We are happy to be in partnership with Malindo Air and AeroMobile to cater to these customers' needs," Chan said.
"Through this partnership with Malindo Air, our customers would be able to use their mobile devices onboard, empowering them to change the way they work, learn, play and live and provide them seamless connectivity," she added.
Chan said the partnership was in line with Digi's ambition to provide wider 4G LTE network coverage to connect even more Malaysians to its high-speed internet services which is already capable of serving 60 percent of the country's population to date.
Malindo Air's chief executive officer, Chandran Rama Muthy, said, "We look forward to bringing more functionality to our digital platforms through engaging and intuitive functions in order to make our guests' journey a remarkable overall experience from the moment they book their flight."
To experience this new service, Digi postpaid customers can now access the internet in-flight at a promotional daily flat rate of RM32 (about US$7.45). For more information, visit Digi's website (navigate to /roaminternet)
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