Qatar Airways has announced plans to roll out high-speed “Super wifi” across its fleet of B777 and A350 aircraft.

The carrier says it is the first airline in the MENA region “to have invested in the technology to provide this quality of service for passengers”.

It’s not clear how many aircraft have been fitted with the GX Aviation technology so far, or how long the work will take to complete – Business Traveller has requested more information and will post it here if received.

Qatar Airways currently has around 50 B777 aircraft (a mixture of B777-200LRs, and B777-300ERs), and just under 25 A350s.

Passengers travelling on flights fitted with “Super wifi” will be entitled to one hour’s free access, with full-flight access also available for purchase.

Commenting on the roll out Qatar Airways Group CEO Akbar Al Baker, said:

“In another first for the MENA region, Qatar Airways passengers can now enjoy high-speed broadband connectivity, providing rich content without restriction, whether using the internet for work or relaxation during their journey. Business travellers in particular will be able to maximise their ‘office in the sky’ with seamless continuity.”

This page on the carrier’s website has more details regarding onboard connectivity on Qatar Airways services, although it has yet to be updated with details of the GX Aviation technology