Cathay Pacific will offer wifi service for the first time on its soon-to-be delivered Airbus A350 aircraft.
According to a source in Australia, a technical bulletin was issued to the airline’s staff earlier this week outlining the price of the service. The report revealed that Cathay Pacific will offer two different pricing structures – US$20 to have wifi for the entire flight, or US$10 per hour of use.
Meanwhile, top-tier members of the airline’s Marco Polo Club programme will reportedly be issued with wifi vouchers to use the service for free.
In response to an enquiry by Business Traveller Asia-Pacific, Cathay Pacific noted that final details of the new service have yet-to-be finalised.
“We are in the final stages of concluding our preparations for the introduction of an in-flight connectivity service onboard our A350 aircraft,” said a spokeswoman of the airline. “Full details of the features, applications and pricing will be announced at the appropriate time.”
Despite frustrating delays, caused by problems with the seats on the A350, Cathay Pacific confirmed that it still expects to take delivery of the aircraft in the first half of 2016.
To facilitate crew familiarisation, the fuel-efficient jet will initially operate short hop flights from Hong Kong to Bangkok, Manila, Singapore and Taipei before being deployed to Dusseldorf and London Gatwick.
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