Qantas bringing free Wi-Fi to domestic flights

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Qantas will deliver free Wi-Fi to all domestic flights meaning passengers will be able to check their emails, use social media, and live stream on board any domestic flight. The move is enabled via a partnership with satellite communication service provider ViaSat, using the National Broadband Network (NBN).

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said: “Bringing high-speed on-board Wi-Fi to the Australian domestic market has been an ambition of ours for a long time. What we’ve been waiting for is the ability to deliver the same speeds in-flight that people expect on the ground and we now have access to the technology to make it happen.

The announcement comes alongside the company’s extremely impressive half-year results for the six months ending December 31 2015 of profit of $921 million (after tax). Revenue increased by 5 per cent to $8.5 million. Joyce said the profit was a record breaking performance, commenting, “we have taken another stride toward a strong, healthy, and sustainable Qantas for the long term.”

Trials of Wi-Fi services will begin in late 2016, with the full roll-out to all domestic flights planned for early 2017.

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