Norwegian is upgrading the inflight
Wi-Fi connectivity onboard the Boeing 737-800 fleet it operates on
intra-European routes, routes connecting Europe with North Africa,
Middle East and on flights between the USA and French Caribbean
Norwegian will gradually rollout the
new Premium Wi-Fi service across its Boeing 737-800 fleet and
expects to complete the rollout in mid-February 2019.
Customers travelling on a Boeing
737-800 aircraft with the new Premium Wi-Fi service available will
have a selection of three packages – SURF, the free option and two
paid options, SOCIAL+SURF and STREAM+SURF, both offering faster
SURF – Available for free, delivers web browsing, email
and text-based messaging.
SOCIAL+SURF – Provides faster web
browsing, access to email and all social media. Available for €5
per device, though pricing may be subject to change.
Offers faster web browsing, email access and social media in
addition to the ability to stream TV shows, movies and music
content on services such as Netflix, YouTube and Spotify among
others. Available for €12 per device, though pricing may be
subject to change.
Helga Bollmann Leknes, CCO at Norwegian, said, “We’re
continuing to upgrade the passenger experience by commencing the
rollout of Premium Wi-Fi on our Boeing 737-800 fleet that will
give our customers improved connectivity across our global fleet. We set an industry first in 2011 by being the first European
airline to offer free Wi-Fi on all European flights and from
today, thousands of passengers daily will get to stay connected in
the skies with a faster Wi-Fi connection than ever before flying
Norwegian first started offering passengers free in-flight Wi-Fi on all
its European flights in 2011. It then
introduced live television over the skies of Europe in 2015 and in
2018 it took delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
equipped with inflight Wi-Fi. Norwegian then pleased customers
even more by becoming the first low-cost
airline to offer customers free Wi-Fi for the full duration of
Norwegian recently started introducing Wi-Fi to its
Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and Boeing 737 MAX fleet. On those
have two choices – basic free Wi-Fi for the full duration of
long-haul flights and a premium high-speed option, fast enough to
stream television shows and movies.
The airline expects to have
the rollout of Wi-Fi completed on 50% of its Boeing 787-9
Dreamliner aircraft by 2020.