26 OCTOBER 2015


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JetBlue in wi-fi challenge

Free wi-fi across the entire fleet is to be offered by US airline JetBlue from next autumn in a direct challenge to its bigger rivals.

The New York-based company has already fitted the ‘Fly-Fi’ system in all its 150 Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft and work has started on its 60 Embraer E190 regional jets. JetBlue says the programme will be finished by this time next year.

The airline says the satellite technology it is using will provide broadband and internet service that can stream videos and power multiple devices at the same time, with wi-fi speeds of up to 20mbps. JetBlue is promising “fast, free internet and entertainment for every passenger”.

The carrier is also working to offer unlimited, on-demand entertainment on board via the Amazon Video system.

JetBlue says it will allow Amazon Prime members instant streaming access to movies and TV episodes in-flight, at no additional cost.   www.jetblue.com

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