Norwegian Flights Free WiFi
Scandinavian carrier Norwegian becomes the 'first budget airline' with free WiFi on long-haul flights.
15:28 22 January 2019
Scandinavian carrier Norwegian has begun providing free WiFi access on its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and 737 Max aircraft, making it the first low-cost airline to offer the service for the full length of long -haul flights.
The service allows passengers to check social media, browse the web and send messages using their tablet, smartphones and laptops at no extra cost. However, they have the option of taking advantage of the premium option (£11.74) for three hours. The service is said to be fast enough to stream movies, music and television.
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.”