Virgin Atlantic has become the first European carrier to offer WiFi across its entire fleet, powered by a combination of Panasonic and Gogo technology.
All of the airline’s 39 B787, B747, A330 and A340 aircraft are now fitted with the service, and Virgin says that combined with its partner Delta, the two carriers now offer up to 39 WiFi-connected transatlantic flights per day.
Virgin offers a £4.99 WiFi flight package, providing passengers with one hour’s internet access (or 40MB of data on the carrier’s B787 aircraft), or a WiFi max option, offering access throughout the flight (or 150MB of data on Dreamliner services).
On flights operated by A330, A340 and B747 aircraft travellers can also opt for a £2.99 messaging pass, allowing messaging throughout the flight.
Virgin says that 42 per cent of its customers connecting inflight opt for the wifi max package, with the most popular routes being Heathrow to New York JFK, San Francisco and Atlanta.