In April of this year, Aeroflot plansstart providing paid internet service on short flights. For these purposes, the company plans to re-equip 16 medium-haul Airbus A320 aircraft out of 105 available in Aeroflot's fleet. It is noted that the restructuring will not be extended to all aircraft of the company, but the new Airbus A320neo and A350 will be delivered with a built-in system that provides Internet broadcasting for passengers.
Equipping aircraft with a system that allowsfor passengers to use the Internet, it is quite an expensive event and will cost the company 500 thousand dollars per plane. The data transfer rate on board will be 10 Mb per second, and the connection will be provided by the provider-operator of satellite communications "Stack.com". The minimum cost of the service will be $ 5 for unlimited access to instant messengers. To get 200 MB for the entire flight, the passenger will have to pay $ 25.
Aeroflot's plans do not include equipmentequipment for the delivery of the Internet for aircraft of the airlines "Russia" and "Pobeda". It is also known that the issue of providing Internet on short flights is being discussed at Utair and Ural Airlines.