Emirates: Free WiFi on board for all passengers

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Emirates airline has announced that it is offering free WiFi to all passengers, regardless of their class.

The Emirati company stated in a statement published on its website that, thanks to a “recent improvement” in connectivity on board, “all passengers of the airline, regardless of their class, can benefit from some form of free connectivity.”

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“This development has allowed an additional 30,000 economy class passengers to connect to free WiFi on board each week,” Emirates said, adding that it has invested “over $300 million in on-board connectivity.”

“Passengers simply need to sign up for Emirates Skywards, a simple and free procedure, to access free WiFi. Interested individuals can register on emirates.com, flydubai.com, through the official Emirates app or the flydubai app, and directly from the on-board WiFi portal,” explained the company in its statement.

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Emirates airline stated that its passengers have welcomed the increased free connectivity and now have an average of “450,000 users per month.”

“This represents a 30% increase in passenger usage in 2023 compared to the same period last year,” the company’s statement specified.

Currently, according to Emirates, “nearly 10%” of its passengers use the free WiFi on board. “On flights to the Americas, nearly 20% of passengers connect to WiFi on board, and on flights to Europe and Africa, usage exceeds 11% of all passengers,” the company detailed.

Furthermore, it should be noted that Emirates airline operates several flights per week between Dubai Airport and Houari Boumediene International Airport in Algiers.

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