Norwegian to roll out Free WiFi on All Flights in 2018

Trouble For Budget Airlines

According to a recent report by The Points Guy, Norwegian Air Lines plans to offer free WiFi on all transatlantic routes by mid-2018. This includes the 787 Dreamliner and shorter routes on the 737 Max 8.

This is an interesting development, especially for an ultra low cost carrier, which normally charges for everything. Norwegian already offers free WiFi on most of their European flights as well as flights between the US and the Caribbean. This will be the first airline that we’re aware of to offer free WiFi to economy passengers. It will be interesting to see what broadband service they offer. If it’s basic inflight WiFi, it would could be slower than dial-up with the whole plane having access to it. Hopefully Norwegian will offer new high-speed WiFi services.

Bottom Line 

Norwegian has been busy building their network in the United States with recently announced routes from Austin & Chicago to London, LA, NYC, and Oakland to Rome, as well as Denver & Seattle to London. It’s great to see an ultra low cost carrier roll out free WiFi and hopefully this will force to the competition to follow suit!


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