Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines go online on short and midrange flights

first_imgSoon, passengers of Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines will be able to go online on shorter journeys too as they have already been able to do for some time on long haul flights.Harry Hohmeister, Member of the Board of Directors of Deutsche Lufthansa AG and responsible for Hub Management, says, “I am pleased that we can soon offer broadband internet to our passengers on inner-European flights, giving them the chance to have a seamless digital experience. Since the launch of Lufthansa Flynet, it has been our goal to offer added value on board to our customers through innovation and that also includes our internet provision.”Lufthansa passengers can gain Wi-fi access to the internet using their own mobile devices, as well as email services, applications such as video streaming. Market launch of the new service is scheduled to take place sometime during the first quarter of the year.Customers will then be able to choose between three different service packages- FlyNet Message for EUR 3, FlyNet Surf for EUR 7 and FlyNet Stream for EUR 12 per flight. Whilst FlyNet Message only allows the use of messaging services such as email, WhatsApp or iMessage, FlyNet Surf also enables passengers to surf the internet. The packages can be paid for by credit card or via payment services such as Paypal.Lufthansa  as well as Austrian Airlines and Eurowings also have plans to bring the internet on board its aircraft – estimated launch is to be by the end of the first quarter 2017. A total of 69 Eurowings aircraft are to be fitted with the systems by the summer of 2017.last_img