Virgin Australia has announced that it will start installing a Wi-Fi solution on its Boeing 737-800 and 777 aircraft, and Airbus A330s by mid-2017. Although details about the likely completion date of the installation or the technology partners have not been released, more information will be announced at the end of this year.
Borghetti said: “In-flight Wi-Fi has the potential to transform air travel as we know it. We are determined to give Virgin Australia customers the best possible combined connectivity and entertainment experience in the air. As well as providing access to email and social media, in-flight Wi-Fi will improve the travel experience by providing guests with up-to-date information about connecting flights and their travel plans.
“We believe our in-flight Wi-Fi service will be popular with business travelers but also have widespread appeal for all our guests by enabling them to stay in touch and access the internet through their journey. Our team is building what we think will be one of the world’s leading connectivity and entertainment networks, and we will work with strategic technology partners to offer our guests a truly personalised experience.”