Norwegian is upgrading the passenger experience for long-haul customers with the introduction of in-flight Wi-Fi on its growing long-haul fleet.
Norwegian customers flying between Europe, USA, South America and Asia will be able to stay connected in the skies with the rollout of free and premium high-speed Wi-Fi connectivity on the carrier’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and 737 MAX aircraft.
The first connected Norwegian Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner (reg: G-CKWP), featuring American author Mark Twain on the tailfin, was delivered in December.
The new aircraft has entered service and this milestone marks the first time Norwegian passengers can experience free inflight Wi-Fi for the full duration of long-haul flights.
More than 50 per cent of Norwegian’s 787-9 Dreamliner fleet is expected to offer in-flight connectivity by 2020.
The rollout of Wi-Fi on the airline’s Boeing 737 MAX aircraft will commence from mid-January 2019.
Norwegian economy and Premium customers on the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and 737 MAX will have the choice of two inflight Wi-Fi packages.
The basic option is free and will allow customers to browse the web, stay-up-to-date on social media, send and receive emails and instant messages with friends, family and colleagues by using their personal mobile phones, tablets and laptops on board for the full length of the flight.
At the same time Norwegian will offer a premium option, fast enough to stream music, movies and television.
Premium high-speed Wi-Fi will be available at an introductory price of €12.95 for a three-hour package.
Norwegian vice president business development, Boris Bubresko, said: “We’re continuously improving the inflight customer experience and we’re delighted to be the first airline offering free Wi-Fi for the full duration of long-haul flights.
“Millions of Norwegian customers have already enjoyed free Wi-Fi over the skies of Europe and now long-haul passengers can continue to rely on free and high-speed internet connectivity that will enhance and personalise their journeys.”