Philippine Airlines offering free inflight Wi-Fi for passengers

A passenger using OnAir inflight Wi-Fi connectivity.
Passenger using OnAir connectivity.

Philippine Airlines (PAL) says passengers can now surf the internet or browse social media for 30 minutes, or use up to 15 Mb of data for free, using its inflight Wi-Fi.

It says passengers can also surf longer for the rest of their journey at 50 percent off on their myPALWiFi upgrade plans.

PAL President and COO, Jaime J. Bautista, said: “The free inflight Wi-Fi offer was very well received when we first launched it for a limited period.

“We are very proud to be the first airline in Asia to offer free Wi-Fi onboard for all passengers traveling on international flights that are equipped with the service.

“We continuously work towards addressing our passengers’ needs and have also come up with more affordable renewal price plans, and soon, access to hi-speed internet even while flying at 30,000 feet.

“This latest offering, which enables customers to stay connected inflight, is the airline’s way of demonstrating its ‘heartfelt’ service philosophy,” he added.

Each subscription plan is tailored to suit different usage needs of the passengers, beginning with the basic US$ 5 for 35Mb. It says the US$ 20 plan for 150MB is suited for those who need more usage.

PAL uses SITAOANIR’s Internet OnAir technology using Inmarsat SwiftBroadband to deliver the service, which is rebranded as myPAL Wi-Fi.

It is believed the airline has 21 aircraft equipped with inflight Wi-Fi connectivity, including six B777-300ERs and 15 A330-300s.

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