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With the Modi government permitting it, India's operating airlines are set to provide in-flight Wi-Fi services to passengers. Tata Group-owned Vistara is expected to provide in-flight Wi-Fi ahead of others.
"The Pilot-in-Command may permit the access of Internet services by passengers on board an aircraft in flight, through Wi-Fi on board, when a laptop, smartphone, tablet, smartwatch, e-reader or a point of sale device is used in flight mode or airplane mode," the notification stated on Monday.
While taking the delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 aircraft at Everett last Friday, Vistara CEO Leslie Thng had told reporters that it would be the first plane in India to provide in-flight Wi-Fi services.