Budget Singaporean airline Scoot has launched a low-cost inflight Wi-Fi plan named “Social-Lite”, allowing guests to stay connected with friends, families and co-workers as they travel.
Optimised for messaging and chat services as well as light surfing, “Social-Lite” costs US$5 for 20MB of data at 64kbps surfing speed.
It complements Scoot’s existing inflight Wi-Fi plans on its Boeing 787 fleet, priced at US$11.95 for one hour, US$16.95 for three hours and US$21.95 for 24-hours, without any cap on data consumed.
Scoot claims it is the only carrier in the world to offer inflight Wi-Fi across its entire fleet.
Steven Greenway, Scoot’s Head of Commercial, said: “Our fun-loving guests have told us several times that they love our unlimited data Wi-Fi plans.
“Sometimes though, all they want is to send off a quick text to friends and family to let them know when they will arrive, or to not miss out on conversations with their friends and chat groups.
“We then realised there was a gap to fill, and since Scoot exists to give our guests the choice to pay for only what matters to them, ‘Social-Lite’ was born. It is affordable and perfect for most of our guests who love to stay constantly connected but only require quick messaging or chatting on the go.”
David Bruner, Vice President Global Communications Services of Panasonic Avionics Corporation, said: “Working with Scoot, we’ve changed the game in inflight connectivity to give guests more choices. They can opt for a broadband experience or, if they prefer, pay less for quick texting or light email services to contact friends or loved ones on ground.”