Norwegian is the first low-cost airline to launch free Wi-Fi for their customers on long-haul flight between Europe, USA, South America and Asia
The first connected Norwegian Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner was delivered last month on 18 December 2018 and more than 50 per cent is expected to offer in-flight connectivity by 2020. The rollout of Wi-Fi on the airline’s Boeing 737 MAX aircraft will commence from mid-January 2019.
2 options (Premium and Basic) of inflight Wi-Fi service were introduced for Norwegian economy and Premium customers to choose.
For Basic option, at no cost customers can browse the web, stay-up-to-date on social media, send and receive emails and instant messages with friends, family and colleagues by using their personal mobile phones, tablets and laptops on board for the full length of the flight.
While Premium option will provide high-speed Wi-FI fast enough to stream music, movies and television shows on Netflix, YouTube and Hulu television at an introductory price tag of 14.95 US dollars (£11.74) for three hours.
Norwegian’s vice president of business development Boris Bubresko said: “We’re continuously improving the in-flight customer experience and we’re delighted to be the first airline offering free WiFi for the full duration of long-haul flights.
“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.
“From being the first European airline to launch free WiFi on all short-haul flights followed by free live television, Norwegian’s rollout of high quality inflight broadband services will offer business and leisure travellers even greater value at affordable fares.”
Source: Media UK-Norwegian