Virgin expands Wi-Fi offer

Virgin Atlantic’s Upper Class passengers will be able to surf the net with free Wi-Fi connections in all the airline’s Upper Class Clubhouses by the end of the year.Upper Class passengers travelling from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, John F Kennedy New York, Washington Dulles International and Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok airports are already able to take full advantage of the new free Wi-Fi service. Hong Kong airport offers free Wi-Fi throughout the airport for all passengers. The service is also available in Virgin Atlantic Revivals for Upper Class passengers arriving at London Heathrow airport. In each destination, passengers can gain access to the free Wi-Fi connection by simply asking for the access code at the Clubhouse reception desk. By the end of the year the remaining Clubhouses worldwide in Tokyo, Boston, Newark, San Francisco and Johannesburg will also offer the free Wi-Fi service to Virgin’s Upper Class passengers.

Virgin Atlantic research has shown that around 10% of business travellers spend an average of up to 54 minutes on line in the Clubhouse in order to keep in touch with the office and surf the net.

Steve Ridgway, Chief Executive of Virgin Atlantic said, “Giving passengers the ability to work more effectively whilst enjoying the hospitality of our Clubhouses, can only enhance the whole journey whether it be for business or pleasure.”