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Emirates expands free inflight WiFi offering

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Emirates has expanded its free inflight WiFi service.
Effective immediately, all Emirates Skywards Platinum and Gold members can enjoy free unlimited WiFi during their Emirates flight, regardless of their class of travel. This privilege also applies to all Emirates Skywards members travelling in First and Business class.
In addition, Economy class customers and non-Skywards members can now enjoy 20MB of free data usage within the first two hours of log in, double the current 10Mb free being offered.
Additional data can be purchased in 150Mb or 500Mb blocks at attractive rates, with tiered discounts for Skywards Silver and Blue members.
“Emirates has made significant investments in our inflight connectivity,” says Adel Al Redha, Emirates vice -president and chief operations officer. “Today, Wi-Fi services are available on over 200 of our aircraft, and it is a service that Emirates continues to subsidise heavily.
“Inflight WiFi usage, already popular from the start, has grown tremendously. Our new inflight WiFi plans reflect Emirates’ commitment to continue providing this as a free service for as many customers as possible, especially to our most frequent flyers.”
The doubling to 20Mb of free data will suit customers who are light WiFi users looking to send short messages to their families and friends, or check their social media accounts while flying. Business travellers or more heavy users of inflight WiFi will have the flexibility to purchase additional data packages as needed.