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Virgin Australia switching on Wi-Fi for domestic and international flights

Source: zdnet.com »

Virgin Australia has announced the rollout of in-flight Wi-Fi on more than 90 percent of its domestic and international aircraft.

Virgin said it plans to equip most of its Boeing 737 and all of its Boeing 777 aircraft with satellite technology by the end of 2018, while the fit-out of its Airbus A330s will be complete by the second half of 2019.

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Three airlines get a reality check on inflight Internet

Source: ausbt.com.au »

Recent changes to the inflight Internet plans of Emirates, Etihad Airways and Finnair are reducing the amount of data that many travellers can download and the amount of time they can spend online, unless they’re willing to pay more for the same amount of connectivity.

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Press Release: Air China selects Panasonic IFEC for Airbus A350s

Source: runwaygirlnetwork.com »

Air China, the flag carrier and one of the major airlines of the People’s Republic of China, has selected inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) solutions from Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) for its fleet of Airbus A350 aircraft.

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Asiana Airlines A350s Take Off With Panasonic Avionics

Source: prnewswire.co.uk »

Asiana Airlines, one of Asia’s largest carriers, has begun revenue service with its first A350 aircraft using Panasonic Avionics Corporation’s (Panasonic) industry-leading inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) solution. This first aircraft, which was line fit with Panasonic solutions by Airbus, entered passenger service on May 15th having been delivered to the carrier on April 26th.

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Emirates gives free inflight WiFi to Skywards Platinums, Golds

Source: ausbt.com.au »

Emirates will now offer free unlimited inflight Internet to its Platinum and Gold members of its Skywards frequent flyer program, along with discounts for Skywards Silver and Blue passengers.

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Emirates doubles free WiFi to 20MB before you start paying

Source: ausbt.com.au »

Emirates will give economy passengers a larger serve of free inflight Internet before new data charges kick in.

The Qantas partner carrier currently provides 10MB of free access to all passengers, followed by a modest ask of just US$1 for each 500MB of data.

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Emirates to offer free inflight WiFi in business, first class

Source: ausbt.com.au »

Emirates is shaking up its inflight Internet plans to include “unlimited free WiFi” for business class and first class passengers while increasing the cost of the service for economy travellers.

The Gulf carrier currently gives all passengers 10MB of free access to its satellite Internet system, with each additional 500MB of data available for just US$1.

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IAG’s Level subsidiary takes flight

Source: businesstraveller.com »

International Airlines Group (IAG) has launched the first flights of its low-cost, long-haul subsidiary Level.

Twice-weekly services between Barcelona and Los Angeles launched yesterday (June 1), with thrice-weekly flights from the Catalan capital to Oakland International following today, and services to Punta Cana and Buenos Aires launching later this month.

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