London, January 24 (ANI): British Airways is set to launch mobile phone technology on its flights between London City Airport and New York JFK for its business-class travellers.
Passengers will be able to send and receive text messages and access the Internet on planes from autumn this year.
"The service is aimed at people in the Square Mile. We believe the route and the new technology will offer an appealing package to business travellers," the Telegraph quoted a spokesman for BA as saying.
"There are no plans for voice calls at the moment but we will listen to feedback from passengers. The customer is in charge," he added.
Other airlines that are in the process of testing or considering the technology include Air France, Qantas, TAP Air Portugal, Kingfisher and Air Asia. (ANI)