Norwegian Adds Free-WiFi on Long-Haul Flights
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Norwegian Airlines is adding free WiFi service on all of its long-haul flights. The carrier previously introduced free WiFi on all of its European flights in 2011.
The free option gives enough bandwidth for basic web browsing, emails and social media. If passengers want to stream video, they can upgrade to a faster package, which starts at $14.95 for three hours.
The service is called CabinConnect and uses the Inmarsat Global Aviation satellite network via an antenna fitted to each aircraft fuselage. The airline will add the service gradually to its fleet of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and 737 Max planes, with around half of the Dreamliners coming online by 2020.
Norwegian flies more than 60 long-haul routes between Europe, the United States, South America and Asia.
“We’re continuously improving the inflight customer experience and we’re delighted to be the first airline offering free WiFi for the full duration of long-haul flights,” said Boris Bubresko, vice president for business development, Norwegian Airlines.
“Millions of Norwegian customers have already enjoyed free WiFi over the skies of Europe and now long-haul passengers can continue to rely on free and high-speed internet connectivity that will enhance and personalise their journeys.”