Emirates offers wi-fi to Australian passengers aboard A380s
Australians travelling on Emirates A380s will have wireless internet access after the airline’s partner OnAir won approval for wi-fi within Australian airspace.
The wi-fi service will be available on Emirates flights from Sydney and Melbourne to Dubai and Auckland from October 2.
Wi-Fi will be available in all classes so passengers can connect with their smartphones, tablets and laptops to browse the web, check email and check out social networking sites in flight.
“Emirates goal is to ensure maximum comfort and choice for passengers during their inflight entertainment, communications and information experience,” said Patrick Brannelly, Emirates Vice President Corporate Communications Product, Publishing, Digital and Events.
“Emirates seeks to lead the industry, enabling our customers to get the most out of their journey.”
The wireless service will be priced between $US7.50, $US15 and $US25 for 5MB, 25MB and 100MB of data respectively.
On top of wi-fi connectivity, every seat aboard the Emirates A380 has a satellite telephone along with email and SMS services.
Later this year Emirates will also take delivery of its first A380 with a complete set of connectivity options including wi-fi and also mobile phone and mobile data use on EDGE/GPRS.