Finnair says it will offer wifi across its long-haul fleet by May next year.

The carrier launched wifi services on its new A350 XWB aircraft in late 2016, and will begin fitting the technology to its A330s in October.

The airline intends to install wifi on the majority of its long and short-haul fleet by 2018, at a cost of around €30 million.

Finnair’s wifi access is free for business class passengers, as well as Finnair Plus Gold and Platinum customers, and Oneworld Sapphire and Emerald cardholders.

Economy passengers can purchase access for €5 per hour, or €15 for the full duration of the flight.

Commenting on the news Piia Karhu, SVP, customer experience development said:

“In May 2017, our customers will be able to enjoy wireless network connection onboard all of our long-haul fleet.

“In addition to Internet access, we will have a broad offering of inflight entertainment, shopping opportunities, real-time news content and other additional services in Finnair’s free of charge Nordic Sky portal.”