Over 1mi Wi-Fi connections on board Emirates in March
A Monitor Report 24 Apr, 2018 | 1040 Views|-+
Dubai: Emirates has set a new record with over 1 million Wi-Fi connections made on board its flights in March alone. The connections were mainly made over mobile devices with over 94% of users connecting with a smartphone and about 2% with a tablet device. During the month, 1,037,016 Emirates customers connected to the internet during their flight. The remaining connections were made with laptops and other devices.
Wi-Fi connectivity is available on over 98% of the Emirates fleet, including all A380s, 777-300ERs and 777-200LRs. Customers in all cabin classes receive 20MB of free Wi-Fi data. Over 94% of passengers connecting to Wi-Fi on board Emirates in March took advantage of the complimentary offer and logged on free of charge.
Members of Emirates frequent flyer programme –Skywards enjoy special benefits depending on their membership tier and class of travel, including free Wi-Fi when travelling in First Class or Business Class.
Emirates continually invests in improving bandwidth on board by upgrading the connectivity solution on the fleet. Emirates was the first airline to allow mobile phone use inflight in 2008, and the first to install TV screens in every seat on every aircraft in its fleet in 1992. Today, the airline provides one of the most comprehensive entertainment and connectivity services in the skies. ice, Emirates’ award-winning inflight entertainment system, offers over 3,500 channels of entertainment, including over 700 movies from around the world.