British Airways, the largest airline in the United Kingdom, has begun to equip its long-haul aircraft with high-speed Wi-Fi. With three connected aircraft now in service, the airline is expected to connect 118 of its long-haul fleet over the next two years.
Available approximately 10 minutes to the flight, once the aircraft reaches 10,000ft, the service will consist of two paid Wi-Fi packages. The first aptly called the ‘browse’ package will enable users to browse on the Internet, as well as use social media and WhatsApp. The second package, ‘Stream’, will be able to support streaming of music and entertainment.
The packages are available for the duration of an 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.”
British Airways has also noted that through a partnership with VISA, customers holding a VISA card will for a limited time, be able to enjoy an hour of free browsing and streaming.