Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has rolled out wifi connectivity on its routes to 47 international destinations, including Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore in Asia-Pacific.
Connectivity is complimentary for first and business class passengers, while economy class passengers will need to purchase one of several packages. These include SR17 (US$4.5) for 20 minutes’ connectivity with a 20MB data limit, SR36 (US$9.6) for one hour with a 50MB limit, SR55 (US$14.7) for three hours with a 100MB limit, and SR92 (US$24.5) for the duration of the flight with a 300MB cap.
Packages can be purchased ahead of time during the booking stage or in-flight via credit card, while first and business class passengers can use their e-ticket number to access the wifi.
That said, economy class passengers on the airline’s routes to Dubai, London Heathrow, Los Angeles, Manchester, New York and Washington are able to get 20 minutes’ free connectivity before needing to purchase one of the packages. Data limits for business and first class passengers vary by route.
These are the destinations on which Saudia’s in-flight wifi are now available:
Asia-Pacific: Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Colombo, Maldives, Delhi, Islamabad, Bombay, Karachi, Manila, Dhaka, Jakarta, Chennai, Guangzhou, Cochin, Multan, Trivandrum, Hyderabad.
Africa and Middle East: Cairo, Casablanca, Algiers, Sharm El Sheikh, Mauritius, Beirut, Dubai, Tunis, Kuwait, Khartoum, Bahrain, Baghdad, Alexandria, Johannesburg.
Europe: Frankfurt, Istanbul, Munich, Geneva, Rome, London, Paris, Milan, Manchester, Madrid, Ankara.
North America: Los Angeles, Washington, New York, Toronto.