You can now access the internet in flights while travelling, no limit to the sky as Central Government approves this feature starting from August 2017.
According to TOI report, Directorate General of Civil Aviation is awaiting clearance from the Department of Telecommunications from Centre as the decision is clear enough for many advantages of on-board internet.
“Currently they (international airlines) have to switch off WiFi in the Indian airspace (where in-flight Internet is banned on security grounds),” Lalit Gupta, joint DG, Directorate General of Civil Aviation said.
Before the time, phone calls and internet were strictly prohibited in India when you travel from flight. But, according to HT report, this decision was taken after the hijacking of an Indian Airlines plane going from Delhi to Kathmandu in 1999.
Back in March, Air India announced to access the Wi-Fi from its flight for its passengers followed by Jet Airways and SpiceJet. Boeing 737 MAX aircrafts will be boarded by the 2nd quarter of 2018 which carry along this service for passengers.
Around 70 international airlines, including Air France, Lufthansa, British Airways, Singapore Airlines, Emirates and Etihad offer in-flight Internet.