Air France-KLM and Transatel launch Bitebird, a pocket 4G WiFi hotspot to stay connected when travelling abroad



Do you want to stay connected during your trips abroad without breaking the bank? Air France-KLM has joined forces with the telecoms company, Transatel, to offer the Bitebird mobile solution, a pocket 4G WiFi hotspot that allows travellers to stay connected to a personal internet network when travelling abroad and avoid roaming fees.

Available from today, Air France-KLM customers can acquire the 4G WiFi hotspot including €50 of prepaid credit for 55,980 Flying Blue Miles at store.flyingblue.com, or the 4G WiFi hotspot at a cost of €99.95 and €30 of data credit for €25, €50 of credit for €40 or €130 of credit for €100 at www.bitebird.com.

Bundled with a prepaid SIM card, the Bitebird hotspot opens a private, secure connection via a password. Perfectly adapted to professional or private use, it is already operational in more than 45 countries* at local rates and can connect up to 10 devices (smartphone, tablet, PC) simultaneously.
 

About Air France-KLM

A global giant with a strong European base, the Air France-KLM Group's main areas of business are passenger transport, cargo transport and aeronautical maintenance.

Air France-KLM is the leading Group in terms of international traffic on departure from Europe. In 2016, it offers its customers access to a network covering 320 destinations in 114 countries thanks to its four brands Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Transavia and HOP! Air France. With a fleet of 534 aircraft in operation and 89.8 million passengers carried in 2015, Air France-KLM operates up to 2,200 daily flights, mainly from its hubs at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol.

Its Flying Blue frequent flyer programme is one of the leaders in Europe with over 27 million members. Air France-KLM and its partners Delta Air Lines and Alitalia operate the biggest trans-Atlantic joint-venture with 270 daily flights.

Air France-KLM is also a member of the SkyTeam alliance which has 20 member airlines, offering customers access to a global network of over 16,270 daily flights to 1,057 destinations in 179 countries.
 

About Transatel

Founded in 2000, Transatel is a telecommunications company offering technological services for activities ranging from mobile telephony to the Internet of Things. Spanning the BtoB and BtoC markets, the company acts both as a mobile operator (mobile virtual network operator or MVNO) and as an enabler of mobile services (MVNO enabler or MVNE; aggregator or MNVA; Machine to Machine or M2M enabler). Transatel technical platform is connected to 7 European operators and delivers connectivity to over 1.7 million SIM cards. With close to 70% of its revenues generated abroad, the 180-strong company has offices in France, the UK, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, the Netherlands and the United States.

*Consult the list, enhanced monthly, of the eligible countries on www.bitebird.com.