Japan Airlines and ANA to Add In-Flight Wi-Fi
Japan Airlines has announced it will offer JAL Sky Wi-Fi on its flights this summer.
JAL Sky Wi-Fi will be available to passengers in every cabin on select flights. The service will support tablets, laptops, and smartphones.
The service will first be available on Japan Airlines’ Boeing 777-300ER from Tokyo Narita to JFK on alternate days from July 15, and daily starting in early August. The carrier will then expand the program to its flights to and from Chicago, Los Angeles, and Jakarta by late October, and London, Paris, and Frankfurt by spring 2013.
JAL SKY Wi-Fi will cost $11.95 an hour or $21.95 for 24 hours of access, which can be used on a subsequent connecting flight. Payments can be made by credit card only; passengers using JAL Shanghai Pudong Development Bank cards will receive a discounted rate of $10.75 an hour and $19.75 for 24 hours.
Japan Airlines will offer a free one-hour trial of JAL SKY Wi-Fi to customers in First and Executive class from July 15 to September 30.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) also announced recently that it would be adding in-flight Wi-Fi to its flights beginning next summer on its Boeing 777-300ER and 767-300ER flights.
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