Wi-Fi Taking Off On Board British Airways
British Airways has launched the first of three long haul aircraft fitted with high-speed Wi-Fi.
The airline will eventually connect 118 of its long-haul aircraft over the next two years with browse and streaming prices ranging from £4.99 to £7.99.
Customers will be advised of availability when they board a connected aircraft allowing them to browse and stream from the comfort of their seats.
Using the latest generation technology, BA will provide high-speed bandwidth to customers, with internet being available approximately 10 minutes after take-off when the aircraft has passed 10,000ft.
The portal will work with the latest operating systems from Apple, Android and Windows, allowing customers to connect on a variety of devices.
Customers can choose from two paid-for Wi-Fi packages including the ‘Browse’ package, which supports internet surfing, social media and WhatsApp, or the ‘Stream’ package, which supports streaming of music and entertainment including Netflix. The packages are available to purchase for one hour, four hours or the full flight.
Carolina Martinoli, British Airways’ director of brand and customer experience, said “British Airways has launched its multi-million-pound investment plan to benefit its customers with more choice and quality for all.
“Staying connected is important to our customers who want to be able to work, browse and stream in the air. They can now look forward to enjoying the latest generation Wi-Fi across our long-haul fleet over the next two years.”
Wi-Fi Taking Off On Board British Airways, 4th February 2018, 14:14 PM