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List of Airlines Offering Inflight WiFi

Posted December 15, 2014 41 Comments

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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 Srilankan Airlines, Kuwait Airways, TAAG Angola Airlines, WestJet, and Vueling (to be installed on 4 Airbus A320s) have announced that they’ll soon be implementing WiFi in their cabins into 2015, 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

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
  • Price: 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: majority of 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
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:
  • 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 operating flights from London to Hong Kong
  • 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
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.
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)
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)
WestJet
  • Aircraft: TBA
  • Provider: Panasonic
  • Price: TBA

airlines with inflight wifi