Over 1mn connect to the internet on Emirates flights in March

Over 1mn connect to the internet on Emirates flights in March
Wi-Fi connectivity is available on over 98% of the Emirates fleet
Published: 11 April 2018 - 7 a.m.
By: Namitha Madhu

Over 1mn passengers connected to the internet on Emirates flights in March, setting a new record for the airline.

As many as 1,037,016 Wi-Fi connections were made during the month

Most of the connections, over 94%, were made on mobile devices.

Twice as many connections were made on an iOS mobile phone as on an Android phone.

About two per cent of connections were made on a tablet.

The remaining connections were made with laptops and other devices.

The highest data usage from a single passenger was made by an Emirates Skywards member who stayed connected throughout their flight from Dubai to Johannesburg, consuming 4.9GB of complimentary data.

According to a press release, Wi-Fi connectivity is available on over 98% of the Emirates fleet, including all A380s, 777-300ERs and 777-200LRs. Customers in all cabin classes receive 20MB of free Wi-Fi data.

Emirates Skywards members enjoy special benefits depending on their membership tier and class of travel, including free Wi-Fi when travelling in First Class or Business Class.

Over 94% of passengers connecting to Wi-Fi onboard Emirates in March took advantage of the complimentary offer and logged on free of charge, the release said.

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