IndJets India has become the fourth company to receive permission from the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to offer internet services inside flights. In a statement, the company said that BSNL and Inmarsat are its strategic partners and will help it in providing in-flight internet connectivity. The company said that it has received approvals from the Ministry of Communications and the DoT.
IndJets has joined the league of Nelco, Airtel, and Jio, all of whom have the approvals already for providing in-flight connectivity. Low-cost airlines in the country aren’t too jumpy about providing internet services onboard, but that should change soon as the competition is going to increase with the entry of Akasa.
Further, full-service carriers such as Vistara and Air India would very much want to offer connectivity services inside flights to the users.
“The availability of Global Xpress (GX) Aviation services (provides faster internet on flights) in India promises to be a game changer as it brings new connectivity opportunities to Indian carriers that was never available before. Inmarsat's recently released in-flight portal OneFi will enable these seamless & value-added services. Not only passengers will be delighted by seamless connectivity, but also the airlines which will be able to realise new ancillary revenue opportunities and achieve operational excellence,” Anoop Sehan, IndJets CEO said.