Posted on: 15 December 2015 by Mark Howells
Ooredoo has signed a three-year agreement with Qatar Airways to become its Exclusive Onboard Wi-Fi Sponsor for all flights that are equipped with Wi-Fi.
Under the first-of-its-kind Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) all passengers can enjoy the first fifteen minutes of Wi-Fi for free, after which, customers will be able to continue using the Wi-Fi service by entering their credit card details when prompted. An hour will cost US$5 or three hours at US$10. Those in first class on-board the airline’s Airbus A380, receive free Wi-Fi for the duration of the flight, otherwise it is US$20.With the Onboard Wi-Fi service, customers can use portable electronic devices (PEDs) to access emails, browse the internet and send SMS/MMS via their smartphones once the service is enabled on board.Passengers on the Qatar Airways flights will be made aware that the network is available with the Ooredoo logo on the log-in screen, crew announcements, in-seat pocket information and in-flight screen adverts.On-board Wi-Fi is part of Qatar Airways’ state-of-the-art communications system available on all A380, A350, B787, A319, and select A320 and A330.