Qantas has been gearing up for in-flight Wi-Fi for the last year and has the service already working on one domestic aircraft. The service will be switched on for customers later this month.
Qantas' design and testing reveal the service will be fast enough to stream entertainment to passenger devices with an experience that is uncompromised from what one may expect in their home with a cabled Internet connection.
To prove it, Qantas today announced it was partnering with Stan to make its entire catalogue available to Qantas passengers on Wi-Fi enabled Boeing 737 aircraft. This will be free, and in addition, gives a 90-day pass so one can enjoy Stan on a flight and for the next three months too, via a special redemption code.
From mid-April, Qantas will offer Stan, Foxtel, Netflix and Spotify as content partners for Wi-Fi flights.
Based on further testing and refinement, Qantas intends to roll out Wi-Fi to the rest of the domestic A330 and B737 fleet within six months.