8 MAY 2017
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High-speed internet on short- and medium-haul flights is now available on some of Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines aircraft, with a choice between three service packages at €3, €7 or €12. Internet access will also be available on flights by Eurowings in a few weeks.
Up to now, 19 Lufthansa A320 family fleet aircraft, as well 31 Austrian Airlines and 29 Eurowings aircraft have been fitted with the necessary wi-fi technology and satellite antennae for the service.
The Lufthansa Group says more aircraft are in the process of being equipped after the technology was successfully tested in the past months on both Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines flights.
The internet access works via wi-fi using passengers' own mobile devices, with options on offer ranging from messaging services through surfing the net and even to video streaming.
Passengers can choose from one of three service packages. On Lufthansa flights, they comprise FlyNet Message for €3 FlyNet Surf for €7 and FlyNet Stream for €12 per flight.
Austrian Airlines will offer the same services at the same prices under the names myAustrian FlyNet Message, myAustrian FlyNet Surf and myAustrian FlyNet Stream.
Passengers can either pay via credit card or payment services such as PayPal.
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