British Airways has started out powering some of its long-haul aircraft with high-speed Wi-Fi, with its first three connected aircraft currently in service.
The airline will connect 118 of its long-haul aircraft over the next two years.
Customers will be advised of the availability of Wi-Fi when they board a connected aircraft allowing them to browse along with stream through the comfort of their seat.
Using the latest generation technology, British Airways will provide high-speed bandwidth to customers, with internet being available approximately ten minutes after take-off when the aircraft has passed 10,000ft.
The portal will work with the latest operating systems through Apple, Android along with Windows, allowing customers to connect on a variety of devices.
Customers can choose through two paid-for Wi-Fi packages including the ‘Browse’ package, which supports internet surfing, social media along with WhatsApp, or the ‘Stream’ package, which supports streaming of music along with entertainment, through the very best online content services, including Netflix.
The packages are available to purchase for one hour, four hours or the full flight.
Carolina Martinoli, British Airways director of brand along with customer experience, said: “British Airways has launched its multi-million-pound investment plan to benefit its customers with more choice along with quality for all.
“Staying connected is usually important to our customers who want to be able to work, browse along with stream from the air.
“They can currently look forward to enjoying the latest generation Wi-Fi across our long-haul fleet over the next two years.”