[dropcap]E[/dropcap]mirates airline has expanded its popular free inflight Wi-Fi service with generous rates for all flyers.
The airline made significant investments in its inflight connectivity Thursday, with Wi-Fi services now available on over 200 of aircraft.
Effective immediately, all Emirates Skywards Platinum and Gold members can enjoy free unlimited Wi-Fi during their Emirates flight, regardless of their class of travel, said a statement from the gulf airline.
This privilege also applies to all Emirates Skywards members travelling in First and Business class. In addition, Economy class customers and non-Skywards members can now enjoy 20MB of free data usage within the first 2 hours of log in, double the current 10MB free being offered.
Additional data can be purchased in 150MB or 500MB blocks at attractive rates, with tiered discounts for Skywards Silver and Blue members.
“Inflight Wi-Fi usage, already popular from the start, has grown tremendously. Our new inflight Wi-Fi plans reflect Emirates’ commitment to continue providing this as a free service for as many customers as possible, especially to our most frequent flyers,” said Adel Al Redha, Emirates Vice President and Chief Operations Officer.
The doubling to 20MB of free data will suit customers who are light Wi-Fi users looking to send short messages to their families and friends, or check their social media accounts while flying.
Business travellers or more heavy users of inflight Wi-Fi will have the flexibility to purchase additional data packages as needed.
The airline also revealed that it is a service that Emirates continues to subsidise heavily.
So in celebration of many airlines entering the 21st century, Per Second News put together a comprehensive list of airlines that have inflight WiFi service. Take a peek at our list to see if you’ll be able to access text messages from mom, children or spouse on your next flight.
Airlines With Free Wifi inflight services
Aer Lingus- Ireland, Air China-China, Vueling Airlines-Spain, Nok Air-Thailand, Air China-China, Sri Lankan Airlines-Sri Lanka, Emirates-UAE and Norwegian Air Shuttle.
Airlines charging for inflight Wifi services
Tap Airline- Portugal, Air France – France, KLM-Netherlands, Air Berlin-Germany, Lufthansa-Germany, British Airways-United Kingdom, Iberia-Spain, All Nippon Airways-Japan, Garuda Indonesia-Indonesia, Thai Airways-Thailand, Kenya Airways-Kenya, Quantas Airways-Australia, Etihad-UAE, Delta Airlines-USA