Icelandair brings in departure-to-arrival wifi

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From today, passengers flying with Icelandair will be able to connect to the on-board wifi from the minute they step onto their flight and keep surfing until the moment the aircraft parks at its arrival gate.

According to a press release from the airline, Icelandair is the first airline in Europe to offer this on-board technology – developed in cooperation with Global Eagle Entertainment.

Until now, passengers were able to connect to the on-board wifi only once their aircraft had climbed through 10,000 ft. The network would be switched off before landing.

Now passengers can enjoy door-to-door internet access (for a fee in Economy Class, and free in Saga Class) as well as the various offerings on Icelandair’s seat-back in-flight entertainment system.

“This innovation is part of our policy to make flying as pleasurable as possible for our passengers,” says Helgi Már Björgvinsson, head of sales and marketing at Icelandair.

“Going online is part of most people’s daily routine – whether for personal or work purposes – and we want to be leaders in enabling passengers do to so when travelling.”

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