Verizon Wireless has declared 26 November – the day before Thanksgiving – “Connection Day” and will offer free onboard Wi-Fi to air travellers.
SriLankan Airlines has partnered with OnAir to equip one of its A330-300s with onboard Wi-Fi and mobile services, marking its first e-enabled aircraft.
Sir Tim Clarke speaks of his plans for Emirates to offer free, high-quality onboard Wi-Fi, while recognising the current “slew of technical limitations”.
Virgin Atlantic’s new 787 Dreamliner has entered service and passengers can make use of Panasonic’s eXConnect Ku-band Wi-Fi service, plus Vera Touch 2 IFE.
Thai low-cost carrier Nok Air has switched on its free Wi-Fi on one of its 737-800s, and a wider rollout is planned once the service has been fine-tuned.
All Nippon Airways has announced that its ANA Wi-Fi Service will be available on around 60 international and 100 domestic aircraft by the end of 2015.
Etihad Airways – winner of the ‘Best Up in the Air Experience’ at the FTE Awards 2014 – now offers Wi-Fi, mobile services and live TV on all 24 of its Boeing 777s.
Virgin Atlantic has selected Gogo’s 2Ku in-flight connectivity service, which will enable passengers to access high-speed Wi-Fi in-flight.
Gogo has teamed up with T-Mobile to allow passengers to make use of free in-flight texting and Visual Voicemail on Gogo-equipped aircraft in the US.
United Airlines has become the first North American carrier to take delivery of the 787-9 Dreamliner, which is equipped with Panasonic’s eXConnect Wi-Fi service.