Qantas is switching on inflight Wi-Fi for its first domestic aircraft later this month, and to help flyers get the most out of its new inflight entertainment option, the airline is partnering with Foxtel to offer three days of free access to Foxtel Go every time a customer travels.
Fliers will have access to live sports, news, TV shows, as well as Foxtel's full range of on-demand content. No sign-up or subscription will be required.
Qantas is promising in flight speeds of up to 20Mbps. Notably, access to inflight Wi-Fi will be free.
The rest of Qantas' domestic fleet of Boeing 737 and Airbus A330 aircrafts will be kitted out with inflight Wi-Fi from mid-2017 onwards. Qantas is partnering with broadband band service provider ViaSat for the rollout. Planes will have connectivity to NBN's Sky Muster satellites and to ground stations across Australia.
In addition, Qantas is examining options for bringing reliable inflight Wi-Fi to regional and international flights.