Internet access in now available on all Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft equipped with the OnAir service. Emirates first launched inflight Internet access in 2011, with over half a million passengers using the facility throughout the past three years. The current offer includes:
Each passenger gets 10MB of data for free
An additional 600MB can be purchased for only $1
If you exceed that limit, you can purchase yet another 600MB for $1
All of Emirates A380s feature WiFi, while only some of Emirates’ longhaul 777s do.
Emirates Wi-Fi in the sky is a great start and the airline is also promising “to eventually enable passengers to have unlimited free access to Wi-Fi” at 35,000 feet. “We’ve always viewed Wi-Fi as a service and a value-added part of Emirates’ overall product, rather than a revenue stream,” said Sir Tim Clark, President of Emirates. “Ultimately, we believe that on-board Wi-Fi will become a free service, and a standard that customers will expect on a full service airline, just like on-board refreshments and personal inflight entertainment.”