Virgin Australia has confirmed that it will roll-out in-flight Wi-Fi across its domestic and international fleet next year.
From mid-2017, the airline plans to start equipping its fleet of Boeing 737-800, B777 and Airbus A330 aircraft with the new service. Further information about the airline’s pricing structure and service providers will be announced at a later date.
“In-flight Wi-Fi has the potential to transform air travel as we know it. We are determined to give Virgin Australia customers the best possible combined connectivity and entertainment experience in the air,” said Virgin Australia’s group chief executive, John Borghetti.
“As well as providing access to email and social media, in-flight Wi-Fi will improve the travel experience by providing guests with up-to-date information about connecting flights and their travel plans.
“We believe our in-flight Wi-Fi service will be popular with business travellers but also have widespread appeal for all our guests by enabling them to stay in touch and access the internet through their journey,” he added.
The announcement of the new Wi-Fi service coincided with the launch of Virgin Australia’s new business class cabins on its trans-Pacific flights to Los Angeles.