Reykjavík / Relaxnews
Iceland’s flag carrier has launched a new Wi-Fi service that lets passengers stay connected for the duration of its flights, including takeoff and landing.
As any regular air traveller knows, electronic devices must currently be switched off during takeoff and landing. Even on board planes already equipped with Wi-Fi, passengers are asked to wait until the plane reaches altitudes over 10,000 feet before using the service.
However, Icelandair is shaking things up in the world of in-flight Wi-Fi with its “Gate2Gate” service, offering departure-to-arrival connectivity on planes in the carrier’s fleet.
This lets passengers connect as soon as they board the aircraft and stay connected during takeoff. Travellers won’t need to switch off laptops or tablets for landing either, as Icelandair uses the latest technology to maintain connectivity while ensuring passenger safety.
Wi-Fi is the latest battleground for competing airlines, with carriers steadily announcing innovations as they strive to provide this eagerly awaited service and keep customers satisfied. Swiss Airlines recently launched three different connectivity packages for Wi-Fi access in all cabin classes. The Swiss airline is also trialing an onboard roaming phone service.
Icelandair is the main airline of Iceland, headquartered at Reykjavík Airport in Reykjavík. It is part of the Icelandair Groupand, 3ated scheduled services to 39 cities in 16 countries on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean out of its hub at Keflavík International Airport.