At first, the service will only be available on Virgin's new Airbus A330 planes flying from London to New York, but will soon be rolled out to 17 planes on 10 routes by the end of the year.
In-flight mobile access will be provided by AeroMobile
, which is part-owned by Panasonic. The Telegraph
reports that customers will be charged approximately the same as normal roaming charges for utilizing the service, however the service cannot be utilized during the takeoff or landing phases of flight.