Air New Zealand now offers free WiFi on all flights

Air New Zealand now offers free WiFi on all flights

Air New Zealand is setting the Internet free, with passengers on all of its WiFi-enabled aircraft able to stay connected above the clouds without spending a cent.

The Star Alliance member already has high-speed WiFi fitted to most of its Boeing 777 jets, which are typically seen on trans-Tasman, US and London routes, along with the new Airbus A321neo jets now darting between Australia and New Zealand. Air New Zealand's Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet has yet to be WiFi-enabled.

During a recent flight on AirNZ's A321neo we clocked download speeds between 1.4 and 4.7Mbps, with uploads at 3.2 to 5Mbps.

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The airline has previously priced inflight Internet at NZ$30 - NZ$40 for an entire flight, with a one-hour pass at NZ$9.

David Flynn
David Flynn is the editor of Australian Business Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.
 

2 comments

  • moa999

    moa999

    28 Mar, 2019 09:04 am

    Be interesting to see if this change impacts the download speed.

    A few people streaming Netflix and bandwidth goes pretty quickly.
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  • Steven Beale

    melbtraveler

    28 Mar, 2019 07:37 pm

    Flying Air NZ Mid April to LAX will be interesting to see what happens with speed

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19 Jul, 2019 08:03 am

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