In a recent press release, JetBlue has announced that it will be providing its customers with free Wi-Fi access on all of its international and domestic flights. The New York-based airline recently completed installation of the Fly-Fi system on all 227 of its Airbus A320, A321, and Embraer 190 aircraft.
Free Wi-Fi has been available on JetBlue’s A320 fleet since 2016.
The airline says its Fly-Fi system can deliver the speed and connectivity abilities that match with the broadband capabilities that passengers usually use at home.
It’s 2017 and our customers expect to be connected everywhere, whether that be from the comfort of their sofa or 35,000 feet above it,” JetBlue vice president of marketing, Jamie Perry, said in a statement. “That’s why we’re so proud that JetBlue is now the only airline to offer free, high-speed Wi-Fi, live TV, and movies for all customers on every plane.
This is something new in the market because most of the airlines require its aircraft to reach a certain altitude before they can such services, but the JetBlue’s system is up and online as soon as the passenger steps on the plane, till they deplane. Not only this, JetBlue is also planning on providing travelers with free access to movies by Amazon and 36 channels of DirectTV. Super cool!
Business Insider has reported in their latest article on this
Last July, Delta made its Delta Studio streaming service available for free on more than 90% of its 1,000 aircraft fleet. Delta Studios offers more than 300 movies, 750 TV shows, and 2,400 songs along with 18 channels of satellite TV. However, the Atlanta-based carrier does not offer free Wi-Fi for web surfing and messaging. While airlines such as Virgin America and Southwest have long offered free satellite TV aboard their flights, movies and premium TV content require additional fees.
This shows how airlines are transforming their businesses and ad-on services to match up the changing trends of leisure, and growing competitiveness in the market.