Economy and premium economy class passengers will have to be members of SIA’s rewards programme KrisFlyer to get unlimited Wi-Fi on flights.
Singapore Airlines (SIA) passengers travelling in economy and premium economy class will be able to access free unlimited Wi-Fi from Jul 1, the airline announced on Wednesday (May 31).
To enjoy the perk, passengers must be a member of SIA’s rewards programme KrisFlyer. Registration is free.
SIA will be “the first airline to offer free unlimited Wi-Fi to customers across all cabin classes and virtually across the entire aircraft fleet”, a company spokesperson told CNA.
As of May 1, SIA has 136 passenger aircraft in its fleet. About 95 per cent of SIA’s fleet is equipped with inflight connectivity, with the exception of seven Boeing 737-800 planes that are among SIA’s oldest aircraft. These seven planes are not Wi-Fi enabled and are slated to be retired in the coming years.
Currently, KrisFlyer members travelling in economy and premium economy class are offered two and three hours of free Wi-Fi respectively.
Free unlimited Wi-Fi is currently offered to all passengers in Suites, First and Business classes, including non-KrisFlyer members.
It is also offered to SIA’s Priority Passenger Service Club members and supplementary cardholders across all cabin classes.