BEIJING, July 12 (Xinhua) -- China has seen new progress in promoting inflight Internet access, with 13 airlines capable of providing the service, according to civil aviation authorities.
At the end of June, around 340 airplanes from the 13 Chinese airlines had a cabin wireless network service, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) said.
Among them, nearly 180 airplanes were capable of giving passengers air-to-ground inflight Wi-Fi connectivity.
By the end of June, Chinese airlines had provided inflight Internet access services to a total of 6.18 million passengers, according to CAAC.
China has seen continuous development in its civil aviation sector. In the first half 2019, the sector handled a total of 320 million passenger trips, up 8.5 percent year on year.