Chinese airlines allow inflight mobile phone use, wifi

China Eastern Airlines and Hainan Airlines began to allow passengers to use portable electronic devices (PED), such as smartphones and tablets, but phones still have to be switched to airplane mode. Inflight wifi is available on 74 of China Eastern Airlines’ aircraft, covering all long-range international routes and 166 domestic routes. china inflight wifi

Hainan Airlines has enabled inflight wifi on 17 of its aircraft. Other Chinese airlines are also considering allowing mobile phone use. The permission comes after the Civil Aviation Administration of China asked that the ban be lifted earlier this week.

The Wi-Fi Onboard coupon is complimentary, it cannot be returned or exchanged for any form of cash or credit alternative. China Airlines reserves the right to change these terms and conditioins at any time without prior notice.

In an attempt to combat the spread of coronavirus, China Airlines and its affiliates, Tigerair Taiwan and Mandarin Airlines will no longer offer inflight services on flights to Hong Kong and Macau.

The decision to suspend food and beverage services along with the distribution of blankets, cushions, and newspapers to the former British and Portuguese colonies follows the cancelation of flights to the Chinese mainland. china inflight wifi


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