Virgin Australia First Aussie Airline Offering International Wi-Fi
Virgin Australia is the first Aussie airline offering international Wi-Fi with its routes between Australia and Los Angeles the first to get the internet upgrade.
The Wi-Fi is available now but only on its Boeing 777 aircraft of which they have five. The Wi-Fi comes at a price though, $8.99 for an hour or $19.99 for the whole flight.
Tash Tobias, general manager – customer experience and project at Virgin Australia says the airline has been working in the background over the past couple of months installing the Wi-Fi services on its aircraft.
In-flight Wi-Fi is also available on ten Boeing 737s. Virgin says by the end of the year 75 per cent of its fleet will have Wi-Fi.
You can see if an aircraft has Wi-Fi via the flight status page, the classic Wi-Fi icon will appear next to a flight number indicating whether it has access to internet.
Only last week did airline rival Qantas announce it would be adding Wi-Fi to a number of its domestic Boeing 737 and A330 aircraft.