Air travellers in India could in the coming months surf the web while flying, with the government finally warming up to the idea of Wi-Fi-based internet connections on flights, meeting a longstanding demand of both airlines and passengers.
A senior civil aviation ministry official said his ministry has approached the department of telecommunications (DoT) with the proposal and will make a formal announcement soon. “The DoT has already said (informally) the proposal is possible to implement,” he said, asking not to be named.
Like the use of mobile phones onboard even in flight mode, Wi-Fi and other technologies require regulatory clearances. Airlines [...]