Emirates has announced a new service available to all travellers
Emirates Airlines has indicated that this brand-new service would be made available to all passengers, and the airline is currently in the process of introducing the service.
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30,000 Economy Class passengers now use free onboard Wi-Fi weekly.
Emirates has invested $300m on inflight Wi-Fi.
Emirates Skywards members in all classes now have free connectivity.
Skywards Blue, Silver, Gold, and Platinum members flying Economy, Premium Economy, Business, or First Class will receive free app messaging.
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Silver, Gold, and Platinum Skywards members flying in Business Class and First Class will have unrestricted free internet to purchase or work online.
Platinum Skywards members get free internet in all classes.
Emirates now has 450,000 monthly customers thanks to the January 2023 free connectivity improvements.
Passenger utilisation increased 30% in 2023 compared to previous year.
10% of travellers use the free onboard Wi-Fi. Nearly 20% of passengers use Wi-Fi on American flights, and over 11% on European and African flights.
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"Emirates has persistently worked with our service providers to optimise and improve the connectivity experience," stated Patrick Brannelly, SVP Retail, IFE, and Connectivity.
“In March we delivered about 55% more data per customer session compared to early 2022 despite the number of sessions increasing by 68%.
“We will invest in upgrades and enhancements, and our A350 aircraft will arrive with the next generation of satellite connectivity.”
Emirates will deploy Inmarsat GX Aviation-powered high-speed inflight internet on 50 new Airbus A350 aircraft expected to start service in 2024.
Even on Arctic flights, the new arrangement will increase connection and worldwide coverage for passengers.
Emirates' Airbus A350s will be the first to use Inmarsat's Global Xpress (GX) satellite network, which powers the world's first and only global broadband network, ensuring passengers can stay connected everywhere, including the North Pole.
Emirates passengers may use the high-speed broadband to remain in touch with family and friends, surf the internet, and use social media from their seats.
The airline also announced a $350 million investment to equip a 50-strong fleet of A350s arriving in 2024 with Thales' AVANT Up system and Optiq, the first smart display in the industry to offer two Bluetooth connections, built-in Wi-Fi, and up to 60 watts USB-C to fast-charge personal devices.
Skywards members get free Wi-Fi. Sign up at emirates.com, flydubai.com, the Emirates app, or the onboard Wi-Fi gateway.