List of Airlines Offering Inflight WiFi

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WiFi is everywhere, from cafes to bus stops, trains to airports, it’s a service that people on the go value highly. Unfortunately the WiFi craze hasn’t reached its fullest potential yet.

Though frequent fliers have made their pleas to the airlines to offer onboard internet, when the service is available it isn’t always up to par with the tech-savvy traveler’s needs. Even though an increasing amount of airlines like Ryanair (to trial later this year on top business routes), Finnair, Srilankan Airlines, Kuwait Airways, TAAG Angola Airlines, and WestJet  have announced that they’ll soon be implementing WiFi, there’s still a long way to go when it comes to the service, as exorbitant pricing and speeds that would make even a snail yawn are deterring fliers from considering purchasing internet aboard. At the moment only eight airlines offer free inflight WiFi: Emirates, JetBlue, Norwegian, Turkish Airlines, Air China, Philippine Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines and Nok Air.

Want to know which airlines offer inflight internet access? Here’s the complete list:

Airlines that offer inflight WiFi and/or GSM internet access

airlines with inflight wifi infographic

Aer Lingus
  • Aircraft: A330 aircraft on all transatlantic routes
  • Providers: Panasonic Avionics, AeroMobile and Deutsche Telekom
  • Price: Business class passengers – free; 1 hour pass – €10.95/$14.95; 24 hour pass – €19.95/$24.95

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Aeroflot
  • Aircraft: “Sky High” wifi service available on Airbus 330 and Boeing 777
  • Providers: OnAir
  • Price: Smartphone: 3MB – $8; 9MB – $22. Laptop or iPad: 9MB – $22; 19MB – $40
AirAsia
  • Aircraft: 4 aircraft currently have the chat wifi service. 80 aircraft to be equipped by 2nd quarter 2015.
  • Provider: roKKi wifi service allows passengers to use roKKi chats to send text messages over Whatsapp, WeChat and LINE.
  • Price: RM8 to use roKKi Chats
Air Berlin
  • Aircraft: On 2 A320s from Vienna and Stuttgart to Abu Dhabi.
  • Provider: Panasonic
  • Price: €4.90 for 30 min/20MB; €8.90 60 min/50MB; €13.90 duration of entire med-haul flight/90MB; €18.90 full flight package (long-haul flights)/120MB data.
Air Canada
  • Aircraft: some A319s (on select flights traveling between Toronto or Montreal and Los Angeles over the United States). Up to 30 planes will be equipped with in-flight wifi by the end of 2014. And more than 100 planes are expected to be equipped by the end of 2015.
  • Provider: Gogo
  • Price: Gogo Unlimited $49.95/month (unlimited internet on all Gogo equipped airlines); Gogo All Day Pass $14 (24 hours of internet access on the same airline); 1-Hour Pass $5 (internet access on any single domestic Gogo equipped flight); The Traveler Pass $39.95 (monthly subscription for unlimited internet on one Gogo equipped airline)
Air China
  • Aircraft: no information
  • Provider: Current provider not specified. (To be the first to try GX Aviation on A330s, high speed broadband connection, estimated for 2nd quarter 2015)
  • Price: Free (but not allowed on smartphones).
Air France
  • Aircraft: To be installed on 2 Airbus A320s (short and medium-haul flights) from summer 2015.
  • Provider: Orange
  • Price: TBA
AirTran
  • Aircraft: All aircraft
  • Provider: Gogo
  • Price: Gogo Unlimited $49.95/month (unlimited internet on all Gogo equipped airlines); Gogo All Day Pass $14 (24 hours of internet access on the same airline); 1-Hour Pass $5 (internet access on any single domestic Gogo equipped flight); The Traveler Pass $39.95 (monthly subscription for unlimited internet on one Gogo equipped airline)
Alaska Airlines
  • Aircraft: all B737-400, B737-700, B737-800, B737-900 on flights within the lower 48 states (USA) and within/to/from Alaska
  • Provider: Gogo
  • Price: Gogo Unlimited $49.95/month (unlimited internet on all Gogo equipped airlines); Gogo All Day Pass $14 (24 hours of internet access on the same airline); 1-Hour Pass $5 (internet access on any single domestic Gogo equipped flight); The Traveler Pass $39.95 (monthly subscription for unlimited internet on one Gogo equipped airline)
All Nippon Airways
  • Aircraft: B777-300ER and B767-300ER (on designated international flights only. Note: This service is not available on domestic flights in Japan)
  • Provider: OnAir
  • Price: 5MB – $6; 10MB – $12; 20MB – $24
American Airlines
  • Aircraft: Domestic Wi-Fi is now available on nearly all flights within the US; International Wi-Fi on 777-300ER aircraft. To install on 250 regional jets by 2016.
  • Provider: Gogo
  • Price: Domestic flights WiFi prices: All Day Pass $14 (24 hours of internet access on AA/US Airways flights); The Traveler Pass $39.95 (monthly subscription for unlimited internet on on AA/US Airways flights); International flights WiFi prices: 2 Hour Pass $12, 4 Hour Pass $17, Duration of Flight Pass $19

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ANA
  • Aircraft: Designated international flights using B777-300ER and B767-300ER aircraft. Will be gradually installed to all B777-300ER and a part of B767-300ER aircraft by the end of March, 2015.
  • Provider: OnAir
  • Price: 5MB for $6USD; 10MB for $12USD; 20MB for $24USD
British Airways
  • Aircraft: On one 747-400 aircraft on the Club World London City flight route (direct flights between New York JFK and London City airports)
  • Provider: T-Mobile
  • Price: £8 (~$14USD) for 1 hour, or £15 (~$25USD) for 24 hours

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Cebu Pacific Air
  • Aircraft: A330 fleet
  • Provider: OnAir
  • Price: 25MB – $5; 50MB – $10
Delta Air Lines
  • Aircraft: All A319, 320, B737, B757, B767, MD88, MD90, CRJ 700, CRJ 900, ERJ 170, ERJ 175. On select DC9 and B757. On US Domestic flights only.
  • Provider: Delta Connect & Gogo. Delta will be providing Gogo’s new 2ku satellite service on long haul domestic flights and in 2016, for all long haul fleets.
  • Price: New 2ku satellite service: TBA. Mobile Pass starting at $1.95; Gogo Unlimited $49.95/month (unlimited internet on all Gogo equipped airlines); Gogo All Day Pass $14 (24 hours of internet access on the same airline); The Traveler Pass $39.95 (monthly subscription for unlimited internet on one Gogo equipped airline); Delta Annual Pass $469.95
Egypt Air
  • Aircraft: On selected A330-300
  • Provider: OnAir
  • Price: 2 price packages available based on time and usage
Emirates
  • Aircraft: On about 60% of total fleet – all A380s and some B777
  • Provider: OnAir
  • Price: 10MB free in all classes on A380 aircraft. 500MB available for purchase starting at USD 1 on select A380 and B777 aircraft that do not offer free wifi.
Etihad
  • Aircraft: Airbus A330-200 (entire fleet to have WiFi by end of 2014)
  • Provider: Wi-Fly
  • Price: 24-hour pass $24.95; 1-hour pass $13.95; Free for Etihad’s Diamond First Class passengers
EVA Air
  • Aircraft: On selected B777-300ER aircraft
  • Provider: Sky Wi-Fi provided by Deutsche Telekom
  • Price: 11.95 USD for 1 hour; 16.95 USD for 3 hours; 21.95 USD for 24 hours
Finnair
  • Aircraft: To launch during end of 2015 on 4 Airbus A350. Airbus A330 to follow in 2016. The Wi-Fi installation is estimated to be completed by 2018.
  • Provider: TBD
  • Price: TBD
Frontier Airlines
  • Aircraft: Embraer 190
  • Provider: Gogo
  • Price: Gogo Unlimited $49.95/month (unlimited internet on all Gogo equipped airlines); Gogo All Day Pass $14 (24 hours of internet access on the same airline); 1-Hour Pass $5 (internet access on any single domestic Gogo equipped flight); The Traveler Pass $39.95 (monthly subscription for unlimited internet on one Gogo equipped airline)
Garuda Indonesia
  • Aircraft: B777-300ER and Airbus 330-200/300
  • Provider: OnAir
  • Price: Aboard B777-300ER – Executive Class & Economy Class passengers: $11.95 1 hour unlimited browsing or $21.95 for an unlimited 24-hours. First Class passengers: free. Aboard Airbus 330-200/300 – Executive Class & Economy Class passengers: mobile $2.49/$9.95 (3MB/10MB); laptop $9.95/$21.95 (10MB/25MB). First Class passengers: free.
Gulf Air
  • Aircraft: no information
  • Provider: Panasonic
  • Price: Unlimited MB $15/BHD 6 per hour ; Unlimited MB $30/BHD 11 for 24 hours
HongKong Airlines
  • Aircraft: All Airbus A330-200 aircraft
  • Provider: OnAir
  • Price: Free
Iberia
  • Aircraft: Onboard transatlantic routes between Europe and the Americas (By 2015, both Mobile OnAir and Internet OnAir will be installed on 25 Iberia A330s and A340s).
  • Provider: OnAir
  • Price: Smartphones and tablets: 4MB for $4.95 or 22MB for $19.95. iPad: 22MB for $19.95 or 50MB for $39.95.
Icelandair
  • Aircraft: aboard the following aircraft currently: Hekla (FIU), Krafla (FIO), Herðubreið (FIA), Eldborg (FIN), Askja (FIR), Skjaldbreiður (LLX), Grábrók (FIY), Keilir (FIZ). To be installed across entire fleet by the beginning of 2015
  • Provider: Row44
  • Price: Economy class: Exact pricing TBA. Saga Class passengers and Saga Gold members: Free.
JAL
  • Routes: JAL SKY Wi-Fi available on select routes: Tokyo(Narita) – New York(JL005/006)/Chicago/Los Angeles/Frankfurt/Jakarta(JL725/726), Tokyo(Haneda) – London/Paris(JL045/046) and Sydney – Tokyo (Boeing 777).
  • Provider: T-Mobile
  • Price: 1 hour – $11.96; 24 hours – $21.95
JetBlue
  • Aircraft: limited number of JetBlue aircraft – available on all A321, and progressively across A320 and E190.
  • Provider: LiveTV
  • Price: Simply Surf basic version: Free; Fly-Fi Plus: $9/hour streaming
Lufthansa
  • Aircraft: all long haul fleet aircraft except A380 and Boeing 747-8 (A380 aircraft are gradually being fitted out with Lufthansa FlyNet WiFi)
  • Provider: Panasonic
  • Price: HotSpot Pass Sky 1 hour: €9 or 3,000 miles; 4 hours: €14 or 4,500 miles; 24 hours: €17 or 5,500 miles
Libyan Airlines
  • Aircraft: A330 (long-haul flights to and from Tripoli)
  • Provider: OnAir
  • Price: no information
Malindo Air
  • Aircraft: Boeing 737-900ER aircraft
  • Provider: Panasonic Avionics (eXConnect in-flight broadband connectivity)
  • Price: 4 packages that range from 30 mins (USD 6.95), 1 hour (USD 11.95), 3 hours (USD 16.95) and 12 hours (USD 21.95). You can use a credit card to purchase in the portal.
Mango Airlines
  • Aircraft: All
  • Provider: G-Connect
  • Price: 30MB R 29.00; 60MB R 49.00
Nok Air
  • Aircraft: On one Boeing 737-800 (the Nok Bussarakam) and progressively across entire fleet of 737 into 2015
  • Provider: Thaicom PLC
  • Price: Free
Norwegian
  • Aircraft: 61 out of 76 Boeing 737-800 (flights within Europe short & medium-haul). Currently not offering WiFi on its long-haul flights.
  • Provider: Row44
  • Price: Free
Oman Air
  • Aircraft: Airbus A330
  • Provider: OnAir
  • Price: On smartphone $5-15; Laptops/in-flight entertainment screen $15-40
Philippine Airlines (PAL)
  • Aircraft: Boeing 777 (only available on route London to Manila and Manila to London), A330s and 6 A340s.
  • Provider: OnAir
  • Price: Free
Qatar Airways
  • Aircraft: Inflight mobile services available on select A319, A320, A321 & all B787 aircraft; inflight internet services available on all B787 aircraft. To be implemented on A380s across all classes of travel.
  • Provider: OnAir
  • Price: Prices depends on the passenger’s network provider’s international roaming charges.
Ryanair
  • Aircraft: To trial on top business routes later this year
  • Provider: unknown
  • Price: TBD. However, may be free for e-mail access only
SAS
  • Aircraft: On select Boeing 737-800 fleet (flights within Europe)
  • Provider: Panasonic
  • Price: SAS Go passengers: €8 (within Nordic countries) €12 within Europe. SAS Plus & EuroBonus members: Free.
Saudia
  • Aircraft: Airbus A330 (and select Boeing 777-300ER)
  • Provider: OnAir
  • Price: Prices depends on the passenger’s network provider’s international roaming charges.
Singapore Airlines
  • Aircraft: Progressively made available on A380 and Boeing 777-300ER
  • Provider: OnAir or Panasonic
  • Price: Depends on time or MB usage
Southwest Airlines
  • Aircraft: Progressively across entire fleet
  • Provider: Row 44
  • Price: $8 all day, per device
TAM
  • Aircraft: select Airbus A319, A320, A321 on domestic flights within Brazil
  • Provider: OnAir
  • Price: Prices depends on the passenger’s network provider’s international roaming charges.
TAP Portugal
  • Aircraft: A330 (Pedro Nunes, Vasco da Gama, João XXI and João Gonçalves Zarco) fleet. On routes between Europe and North and South America.
  • Provider: OnAir
  • Price: 4MB €6 or 10MB €12
THAI Airways
  • Aircraft: A330-300 & A380-800 (long-haul flights only)
  • Provider: OnAir
  • Price: THAI Sky Connect Smartphone users: $4.50/146 baht for 3 megabytes or $14.50 for 10 MB; Laptop or tablet users: $14.50 for 10 MB and $28.50 for 20 MB. Business Class passengers: Free 3-month trial.
Transaero
  • Aircraft: Transaero Connect is available on 14 long-haul aircraft, including 9 Boeing 747-400 and 5 Boeing 777-300. Also available on 2 medium-haul Boeing 737 Classic (for corporate flights). To be installed during 2014 on long-haul Boeing 777-200 and Boeing 767-300.
  • Provider: Panasonic
  • Price: Long-haul flights – RUB 800 for the duration of the flight, or RUB 400/hour. Medium-haul flights – RUB 600 for all-flight internet connection, or RUB 300/hour
Turkish Airlines
  • Aircraft: On some B777-300ERs and progressively on A330-300s
  • Provider: Panasonic
  • Price: Free for business travelers during an introductory period
United
  • Aircraft: All Boeing 747 and 757 aircraft routes between New York (JFK) and both Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO). All A319 and A320 aircraft. And progressively across rest of entire fleet.
  • Provider: Gogo
  • Price: Unlimited access on United flights $17. Gogo Unlimited $49.95/month (unlimited internet on all Gogo equipped airlines); Gogo All Day Pass $14 (24 hours of internet access on the same airline); 1-Hour Pass $5 (internet access on any single domestic Gogo equipped flight); The Traveler Pass $39.95 (monthly subscription for unlimited internet on one Gogo equipped airline).

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US Airways
  • Aircraft: Airbus A321, A320, A319 and Embraer 170, 175 and 190 (currently installed on 90% of entire fleet). Only available on flights within the continental US.
  • Provider: Gogo
  • Price: All Day Pass $14 (24 hours of internet access on AA/US Airways flights); The Traveler Pass $39.95 (monthly subscription for unlimited internet on on AA/US Airways flights)
Vietnam Airlines
  • Aircraft: To provide international and domestic inflight wifi by May 2015 on 30 Boeing 787 and Airbus A350s
  • Provider: Gogo
  • Price: TBD. Estimated at $15-$20 on international flights and possibly free on domestic.
Virgin America
  • Aircraft: Entire fleet (US domestic flights only, coverage does not extend 100 miles beyond the US border)
  • Provider: Gogo
  • Price: 30-minute session $2; Gogo Unlimited $49.95/month (unlimited internet on all Gogo equipped airlines); Gogo All Day Pass $14 (24 hours of internet access on the same airline); 1-Hour Pass $5 (internet access on any single domestic Gogo equipped flight); The Traveler Pass $39.95 (monthly subscription for unlimited internet on one Gogo equipped airline)
Vueling
  • Aircraft: Airbus 320 on all transatlantic routes
  • Providers: Telefónica will use LiveTV’s high-speed technology with Eutelsat’s AIR ACCE. Service with KA-SAT satellite
  • Price: TBA
WestJet
  • Aircraft: TBA
  • Provider: Panasonic
  • Price: TBA

 

  • Emma B

    Hi Chelsea, thanks for this great summary! Is there a way I can message you about a couple of extra bits of information? Hopefully I can help add a few more airlines and models! Thanks, Emma

    • chelsea

      Hi Emma,

      Suggestions are always welcome! 😀

    • chelsea

      Hi Emma, very sorry for the late response! I have emailed you now and would love the input!

    • http://blog.edreams.com/ Chelsea

      Hi Emma! So sorry to delay in responding! I have just sent you an email, would love to get your input!

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  • Guillaume

    Hi Chelsea, great article. What is you source for “researchers estimating that in the United Kingdom alone the absence of in-flight WiFi is costing the British economy £640m a year”? I cannot find it. Thank you!

  • Paul Buckley

    Aer Lingus offers wifi on its full fleet of A330 aircraft, connecting DUB and SNN with JFK, BOS, MCO, ORD, and SFO. http://www.aerlingus.com/inflight-experience/comfort-and-entertainment/longhaul/wifi-connectivity/

    • http://blog.edreams.com/ Chelsea

      Thank you @disqus_dZ85W9msC9:disqus for the information! We’ve added Aer Lingus to the list!

  • kelly1519

    I object why they are charging for their Wifi.. It should be free of cost. http://goo.gl/XQTa4u

    • http://blog.edreams.com/ Chelsea

      Maybe when it’s free of cost on land they’ll make it free of cost in the air too 😛

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  • http://hajjpackages.org.uk/ Perfect Travel Consultant

    Hi
    Really very useful and very informative post. Thanks for sharing.

    • http://blog.edreams.com/ Chelsea

      Thanks @perfecttravelconsultant:disqus ! Feel free to share it with whomever you’d like 😀

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  • bobby27ph .

    Philippine Airlines has Inflight Wifi and Wireless IFE

    • http://blog.edreams.com/ Chelsea

      Thanks @bobby27ph:disqus we’ll add it to the list ASAP 😀

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  • Emily Mainzer

    It’s good to know the technology developing day by day.Now we can send the text message to anyone from air.Because some airlines are providing sky high connectivity.These day Wifi has become a competitive tool for airlines.Whoever providing faster Wifi services, they will be in the competition.Already United Airlines has begun to introduce Wifi on long-haul international flights.Wish to see more airlines provide this facility for passengers.

    • http://blog.edreams.com/ Chelsea

      Within the next few years all airlines will definitely catch up to speed with the inflight wifi trend!

      • James Durston

        Chelsea – I’m a producer for CNN Travel interested in featuring your blog on an article I’m writing on IFE. Can you tell me how you verified all this info for these airlines? And is it all up to date?

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  • Francis Cheng

    My friend just called me via whatsapp using free Wi-Fi.He is now in a SQ plane.

    • http://blog.edreams.com/ Chelsea

      We’ll investigate about the free wifi on Singapore Airlines :) Thanks for letting us know

    • Francis Cheng

      Sorry. Could be a misunderstanding.I think by the time my friend called me via whatsapp ,the plane had not taken off yet. He did not sent me messages for three to four hours later. So I guess no free wifi during the flight. Regret any inconvenience caused.

      • http://blog.edreams.com/ Chelsea

        No worries! Singapore Airlines does have wifi available on some of their routes – it’s being progressively made available on A380 and Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

  • Nitisha

    Hi Chelsea,
    I am writing a article about inflight wifi
    can i please contact you for some info?
    Thanks, Nitisha

    • http://blog.edreams.com/ Chelsea

      Of course! I have sent you an email :)

  • Jack Hsu

    Don’t forget EVA Air located in Taiwan. She has always been rated as the top 10 best airlines by many media.

    • http://blog.edreams.com/ Chelsea

      Thank you @disqus_igfSEF0ZdG:disqus! It’s been added to the list.

  • Paul Casey

    Great summary Chelsea, however the British Airways section isn’t 100% correct. They are testing WiFi on a Boeing 747 (G-CIVG), with a charge of £10 for an hour, or £17.50 for 24 hours :)

    • http://blog.edreams.com/ Chelsea

      Thank you @disqus_OM5tu1hL8K:disqus! I’ve updated the information :)

      • Naz

        Hi Chelsea,
        I’d like to add, due to short runway at London City airport, B747 cannot operate there, so they operate A318 on LCY-JFK route and as you mentioned earlier for inflight connectivity network provider roaming charges apply. :)

        • Maite

          Thanks for the update! We appreciate it :)

  • Sarang

    Lufthansa has the best wifi on board. Download speeds 5mbps and upload 1mbps. I can use facetime easily. Also the prices have changed. It’s 17 euro for 24 hours now.

    • http://blog.edreams.com/ Chelsea

      Thanks @disqus_TebjlPKV5f:disqus for the info. We’ve updated the prices :)

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  • leslysandra

    hi! I am reading about WiFi on airplains while traveling in South America, do you have some info??? thanks!

    • Maite

      Hi Leslysandra! Thanks for reaching out. What, specifically, would you like to know about travelling and wifi? Also, please let us which airline you will be travelling on and we’ll be happy to help. Thanks!

  • Adel Mandani

    Thank you

    • http://blog.edreams.com/ Chelsea

      You’re very welcome!

  • Michael Lee

    China airlines from Taiwan has inflight wifi service, at least on the new 777 planes. I connected only to see the fee schedule, so I can’t say anything about the performances.

  • Venus

    hi. i would like to point out that hk airlines does not fly to london anymore. they still have wifi service though.

    • Maite

      Thanks, Venus! We will make that update.

  • John
    • Maite

      Thanks for the info, John! We’ll be sure to include it.

  • Cassy Wistuber

    Are there any updates on the US Airways 330-200 plans, US to UK?

    • Maite

      Hi Cassy. As of now, United Airways hasn’t provided an update on this particular airbus. The A330-200, however, does offer the use of portable electronic devices under 10,000 feet. There is also a USB port at every seat. Thanks for reaching out!

  • Lynz

    I,m flighing to Tenerife with tomas cook, does anyone know if wi-fi available on flight? cheers

  • John

    GL WiFi is a new service that offers unlimited WiFi on board Lufthansa flights.. Should be added on the list!

  • Steve

    Emirates has Connectivity on 64 B777’s now, Panasonic system but using OnAir WISP. Pricing is $1 for 500 MB or 10MB for free on the NxT Portal version. All aircraft are being switched over to the new portal.