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All Emirates passengers now have access to free Wi-Fi

Emirates has announced that all its passengers, irrespective of the travel class, will have access to free onboard Wi-Fi.

Passengers will have to sign up and become a member of Emirates Skywards. Once you are a member, you will have access to free onboard Wi-Fi. However, this is limited to free app messaging in messaging apps such as iMessage and WhatsApp. Additionally, First Class passengers will have unlimited free internet if they are Skywards members, enabling them to shop or work online while inflight, as will Silver, Gold and Platinum Skywards members travelling in Business Class. Platinum Skywards members have complimentary internet access in all classes.

Emirates has persistently worked with our service providers to optimise and improve the connectivity experience. In March we delivered about 55% more data per customer session compared to early 2022 despite the number of sessions increasing by 68% in the same period. We will continue to work to invest in upgrades and enhancements, and our A350 aircraft will arrive with the next generation of satellite connectivity already equipped.

said Patrick Brannelly, Senior Vice President – Retail, IFE & Connectivity, Emirates.

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Emirates has also introduced this. The airline says that this development has resulted in an additional 30,000 Economy Class passengers connecting to complimentary onboard Wi-Fi every week.

Emirates has constantly been at the forefront of inflight Wi-Fi developments and has to date invested more than US$300 million dollars into onboard connectivity.

Emirates has already announced that it will offer new high-speed, inflight broadband powered by Inmarsat’s GX Aviation, onboard 50 new Airbus A350 aircraft, which are scheduled to enter service in 2024. The Airbus A350s will be the first Emirates aircraft to take advantage of Inmarsat’s Global Xpress (GX) satellite network, which powers the world’s first and only globally available broadband network, ensuring passengers can enjoy uninterrupted global connectivity, no matter their destination, including the North Pole.

Meanwhile, Emirates recently announced that it has phased out paper boarding passes for flights departing Dubai.

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