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Cathay Pacific to offer free wifi this month

2 Jun 2016 by Clement Huang

Cathay Pacific will offer free wifi onboard its A350 flights this month.

As previously reported (see here), the airline has just taken delivery of its A350 aircraft – the first in the CX fleet to offer onboard wifi connectivity.

To roadtest the new service and give passengers a taste, the Oneworld carrier is offering one-hour free wifi to the first 50 passengers who log on during each flight in June. As the A350 is currently being deployed on regional flights to facilitate crew familiarisation, this will be limited to Manila and Taipei services.

The wifi service has been provided by Panasonic, with speeds sufficient for light internet browsing, social media access and email capabilities, although a CX spokesperson revealed video streaming will not be possible.

Customers can log on to the wifi by accessing the portal on their mobile devices.

A CX spokeswoman confirmed that the free trial is currently limited to this month. However, the airline is considering reaching out to sponsors and partners to provide similar arrangements on a periodic basis.

For more information, visit cathaypacific.com

Clement Huang

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