In late April, Virgin Australia commenced a three-month trial of inflight WIFI on one of it’s aircraft.
The airline announced that passengers on one of its Boeing 737-800 aircraft would have free access to WIFI during the trial.
Aside from Internet, passengers will also have access to streaming services Netflix, Stan and Pandora via a satellite-based connection.
“We are thrilled to commence customer testing of our inflight Wi-Fi today,” John Thomas, group executive Virgin Australia Airlines, said in a statement.
“We want to ensure that guests can stay reliably connected in the air while also enjoying the fantastic entertainment and customer service for which Virgin Australia is well known.
“We’re looking forward to receiving guest feedback about our inflight connectivity over the next three months to ensure we are able to offer the best possible service in the sky.”
Qantas also launch in april their public WIFI access one on of its Boeing 737 in what the airline describes as a ‘beta’ while it continues to fine-tune the system.
The Qantas inflight Wi-Fi relies on NBN’s Sky Muster satellites for connectivity.