Etihad Airways has launched on-board Wi-Fi across its fleet of Boeing 777 aircraft.
The airline said its entire fleet of 89 passenger aircraft - 28 A320s, 26 A330s, 11 A340s and 24 B777s - will feature mobile and internet connectivity within "months".
The move means passengers will be able to make and receive phone calls, send and receive text messages and emails, and use mobile data services.
The cost of using the "wi-fly" service starts at US$5. It can be bought on-board using payment methods including credit cards and Paypal.
Etihad operates its B777 aircraft on its long-haul routes to Los Angeles, Washington DC, London, Manchester, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Paris, Sydney, Melbourne, São Paulo, Bangkok and Jakarta.