Norwegian Air to offer free Wi-Fi on long-haul flights

Norwegian has become the first low-cost airline to provide free Wi-Fi for the full length of long-haul flights.


Norwegian Air Shuttle has announced it will provide free Wi-Fi for the full duration of long-haul flights.


The service will allow passengers to browse the web, check social media and send messages on its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and 737 Max aircraft.


A premium option is priced at $14.95 USD for three hours and is being advertised as fast enough to stream Spotify and Netflix.


Norwegian, which was voted the best low-cost long-haul airline for 2018 by Skytrax, has stated that by 2020, more than 50 percent of its Dreamliner fleet will be providing the service.


Boris Bubresko, the airline’s vice president of business development, said: “We’re continuously improving the in-flight customer experience and we’re delighted to be the first airline offering free WiFi for the full duration of long-haul flights.”