Doha-based Qatar Airways has announced that it has equipped its 100th aircraft with high-speed internet. The Gulf State carrier says it now offers the largest number of aircraft in Asia fitted with high-speed broadband.
Calling the feature “Super WiFi,” Qatar Airways claims to have the fastest broadband available in the sky, allowing businessmen to work while in the air. At the same time, other passengers can stream movies or connect with family and friends. Qatar Airways says it offers the fastest broadband connection on any airlines in the Middle East, Asia, and North Africa.
The 100th plane was an Airbus A350-900
The 100th aircraft to be fitted with Super WiFi was Qatar Airways Airbus A350-900 aircraft registration number A7-ALC. Satellite communications company Inmarsat has provided Qatar Airways with its award-winning GX Aviation technology to be fitted on its aircraft.
#QatarAirways is celebrating the launch of its 100th aircraft to feature high-speed ‘Super Wi-Fi’ connectivity, enabling passengers to stay in touch with families, friends and colleagues while on board using the fastest broadband available in the sky. https://t.co/XVezFWLBtH pic.twitter.com/5OoFaTzy3P
— Qatar Airways (@qatarairways) September 9, 2020
Since 2018, GX Aviation technology has allowed millions of passengers to surf the web while flying with Qatar Airways. Passengers on flights fitted with Super WiFi can access the Internet free for one hour and have the ability to purchase more time if needed, including Internet access for