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Previously, Internet connections were only permitted when an aircraft was higher than 3,000 m above sea level Previously, Internet connections were only permitted when an aircraft was higher than 3,000 m above sea level

Qatar Airways to Offer Gate-to-Gate Internet Connectivity

Qatar Airways recently announced that it is the first airline in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to provide gate-to-gate Internet connectivity onboard.

A decision by Qatar’s Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) will allow the provision of Internet service onboard aircraft at all altitudes.

The approval reflects CRA’s alignment with Qatar’s high rate of technology adoption across various sectors, particularly those affecting transport and communication.

H. E. Akbar Al Baker, group CEO, Qatar Airways, outlined, “In another first for the MENA region, Qatar Airways passengers will be able to enjoy uninterrupted Internet connectivity from the moment they step onboard a Qatar Airways flight.”

Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights served by its Boeing B777 and B787 aircraft, and Airbus’ A350, A380, and select A320 and A330 planes can also stay in touch with friends and family by using the airline’s onboard Wi-Fi service.