China Eastern Airlines part of the route liberalization of mobile phone use restrictions
From January 18, 2018 onwards, passengers of China Eastern Airlines and Hainan Airlines can use electronic devices such as mobile phones, tablets, laptops and e-readers with flight mode on their flights while complying with the usage regulations. Use these electronic devices, you need to open the cell phone flight mode, turn off cellular mobile communication. In addition, Air China and Spring Airlines also indicated that they are improving their work programs.
Low visibility special circumstances disable electronic equipment
In the previous two days, CAAC released Guidelines for the Evaluation of the Usage of Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) on Boards, which means that the use of portable electronic devices on planes can be followed. Civil aviation experts said liberalizing the use of portable electronic devices does not mean that travelers are completely free to use their cell phones on planes. The Guide emphasizes the prohibition of the use of portable electronic equipment in the low-visibility flight phase or in special cases where the aircraft is suspected of being interfered with by portable electronic equipment. With the gradual development of science and technology and the accumulation of operational data, these prohibited projects are likely to be gradually liberalized.
The use of electronic equipment on the plane is mainly used for Internet access
At present, the use of electronic equipment on aircraft is mainly used for Internet access. Taking CEA as an example, the current fleet of airborne interconnection fleets capable of providing airborne WiFi services has reached 74 in size, covering all international long-haul routes and 166 domestic key business routes. Passengers can apply for the login password in advance or the official website of China Eastern Airlines. After boarding, turn on the mobile phone WiFi function to connect to the Internet.
WiFi on board has become a passenger choice flight factor
Inmarsat's latest survey shows that in-flight WiFi has become the third most important factor affecting passenger choice, following airline ticket prices. China's air WiFi is still in the pilot phase. National civil aviation work conference proposed in 2018 will pilot high-altitude mobile terminal access LAN or Internet services. It is expected that by 2021, the size of China's aircraft on the Internet fleet is expected to be close to 50% of the total fleet size, more than 2,400.
At present, domestic airlines have no fees for surfing the Internet
Insiders pointed out that the current foreign airline the most important income on-machine Internet access is the data traffic or Internet time costs, and domestic airlines such as China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Air China, Hainan Air WiFi were not charged. Due to the higher cost of airlink, follow-up does not exclude the domestic aviation enterprises to collect traffic charges to passengers. In addition, the use of open handsets may have a disruptive impact on the AV entertainment equipment industry. In the future, it is possible for airlines to obtain advertising revenues through such services as direct broadcast, on-demand and air mall.
On-board WiFi has become the third most important factor affecting passenger choice, following airline ticket prices. In 2018, piloting high-altitude mobile terminals to access LANs or Internet services is expected to bring the number of Internet fleet in China to nearly 50% of the total fleet to more than 2,400 by 2021.