Home

It’s About Time: Norwegian Air To Introduce Free Inflight Wi-Fi

By Parker Diakite

Share

During a time when it seems that airlines are charging customers more for fewer amenities, Norwegian Air is changing the game.

The company just announced that it would be introducing inflight Wi-Fi for their long-haul customers for free.

Norwegian Air officials said that customers flying between Europe, the United States, South America, and Asia would be able to stay connected in the skies with its premium high-speed Wi-Fi offered on the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and the 737 Max aircraft.

Passengers will have two inflight Wi-Fi packages, according to a news release.

The first, considered the basic option, is free and will allow customers to browse the web, stay-up-to-date on social media, send and receive emails and instant messages on mobile phones, tablets, and laptops on board for the full length of the flight.

If you don’t mind spending a few dollars, the premium option offers a fast connection that allows passengers to stream music, movies, and television shows on Netflix, YouTube, and Hulu.

Premium high-speed Wi-Fi will be available at an introductory price of $14.95 for a three-hour package.

“We’re continuously improving the inflight customer experience and we’re delighted to be the first airline offering free Wi-Fi for the full duration of long-haul flights,” said Boris Bubresko, vice president of business development. “Millions of Norwegian customers have already enjoyed free Wi-Fi over the skies of Europe and now long-haul passengers can continue to rely on free and high-speed internet connectivity that will enhance and personalize their journeys.”

The Norwegian Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner was the first connected aircraft on Dec. 18.

A statement on the company’s website reads, “more than 50 percent of Norwegian’s 787-9 Dreamliner fleet is expected to offer in-flight connectivity by 2020. The rollout of Wi-Fi on the airline’s Boeing 737 MAX aircraft will commence from mid-January 2019.”

Share
Travel Noire

Parker Diakite

Want more?

Get exclusive, unpublished tips from Travel Noire's CEO to help you get off the beaten path, into the hearts of locals and onto a better, more cultured life.

Flight Deal: Rome, Italy For As Low As $293 Round-Trip

Flight Deal: Rome, Italy For As Low As $293 Round-Trip

Known as the Eternal City, Rome is one of the most popular destinations in the world and for good reason. The cuisine and the centuries-old architecture that date back 3,000 years are just some of the highlights in Italy’s capital city. For architecture, many visitors head to popular attractions such as the Colosseum, the Roman […]

Parker Diakite

Amsterdam Considers Banning Tourists From Cannabis Cafes

Amsterdam Considers Banning Tourists From Cannabis Cafes

Amsterdam has been working hard over the past few years to crack down on the number of visitors to the city. From banning vacation rentals, moving the popular “I AMSTERDAM” letters to its latest proposal of banning tourists from its popular cannabis coffee shops. RELATED: Amsterdam Considering Home Rental Ban To Combat Overtourism It’s a […]

Parker Diakite

Here’s How You Can Get A Flight To Europe For As Low As $105 From Norwegian Air

Here’s How You Can Get A Flight To Europe For As Low As $105 From Norwegian Air

One of the best ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day is to travel with the one you love most. Getting away from your everyday surroundings is a sure way to keep the flame going. If you’re worried about spending too much on travel this Valentine’s Day, Norwegian Air has got you covered. The airline is having […]

Kelsey Marie