The Financial Times will be offering a free 5-day subscription trial to users of Singapore Airlines’ In-flight Connectivity services, which brings Internet and mobile data services to passengers. The service enables readers to access the latest FT content even when flying at 35,000ft. Valid until the end of December 2012, passengers who purchased a WiFi Internet session onboard will be able to gain a complimentary 5-day access to premium subscription content on FT.com. The trial offer is available through the landing page.

Following a recent soft launch on a limited number of aircraft, SIA’s In-Flight Connectivity is now available on 14 aircraft in the fleet, including all five Airbus A340-500s which are deployed on the world’s longest non-stop commercial flights, between Singapore and both Newark and Los Angeles in the United States. Services have also been extended to additional markets such as Australia.

Travellers can surf the Internet, send and receive emails on smartphones and other electronic devices, and send and receive SMS text messages* with GSM-compatible mobile phones.

“The Financial Times is delighted to partner with Singapore Airlines to offer this exclusive promotion. Around 75% of FT readers access their business news on mobile devices. The free trial, coupled with SIA’s In-flight Connectivity service, extends access to FT content for our international audience and furthers our goal of providing readers the option to access the FT on the move across different platforms,” said Angela Mackay, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Financial Times.

Through a partnership with leading connectivity provider OnAir, the technology will be progressively rolled out across all of SIA’s long-haul Airbus A380-800, A340-500 and Boeing 777-300ER aircraft over the next two years.

* Mobiledata and text services not yet available on A380s

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