The government allows airlines to provide Wi-Fi services in flight

NEW DELHI: The central government on Monday allowed airlines operating in India to provide Wi-Fi services in flight, according to an official notification.

The pilot in command can allow access to Internet services by passengers on a flight, via Wi-Fi on board, when using a laptop, smartphone, tablet, smart watch, electronic reader or a point of sale device in flight or airplane mode, said the notification.

While receiving the delivery of his first Boeing 787-9 aircraft at Everett last Friday, Vistara CEO Leslie Thng had said he would be the first aircraft in India to provide Wi-Fi services in flight.