SEATTLE -- Tenzing Communications and Cathay Pacific Airways agreed
to roll out Tenzing's in-flight e-mail service on Cathay's entire
fleet by the first quarter of 2001.
Cathay Pacific became the first airline to install Tenzing's
high-speed data network, enabling business travelers to send and
receive e-mails at 30,000 feet.
Air Canada is market-testing Tenzing's e-mail product on a few
of its planes, but at a lower speed, as the connection is through
the existing telephone on board.
When Tenzing's program fully rolls out, business travelers who
are interested in using the e-mail service will pay about $15 per
flight plus charges for e-mail attachments, said Allan Pellegrini,
chief operating officer for Tenzing.
Also, frequent travelers can opt to pay a flat rate per month,
about $22 or $23 said Pellegrini, and receive unlimited use.
The Tenzing system is compatible with PCs, Macs and personal