Garuda rolls out in-flight Wi-Fi

Garuda rolls out in-flight Wi-Fi

Service initially available on Boeing 777s

Service initially available on Boeing 777s

Garuda's new business class
Garuda’s new business class

Garuda Indonesia introduced has introduced Wi-Fi services onboard its new Boeing 777s.

From this month, passengers in all classes aboard the new twin-aisle aircraft will be able to access the internet via their smartphones, tablets or laptops during the flight. The service will be offered free-of-charge to first class passengers, while those in business and economy class will be able to purchase Wi-Fi vouchers for US$11.95 per hour, or US$21.95 for 24 hours.

“We hope this service will benefit our customers even more because now they can still conduct business from the sky. It’s part of our new service concept programme which launches our new first class service and promotes much improved executive class and economy class service,” said Garuda’s director of services, Faik Fahmi.

In-flight Wi-Fi is currently only available onboard the airline’s B777-300ER, but Garuda said it plans to expand the service to its fleet of Airbus A330-200 and A330-300 in the future.

In addition, Garuda has launched live TV programming aboard its B777, with passengers offered access to six international TV channels – CNN, BBC World, BBC Arabic, NHK World Premium, Euronews, and CNBC.

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