Virgin Australia turns on inflight WiFi beta test

    Virgin Australia commenced (20-Apr-2017) the three month beta testing period of its inflight wireless internet on one of its Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Passengers travelling on the WiFi enabled aircraft are able to use the service free of charge during the testing period. As previously reported by CAPA, Virgin Australia partnered with inflight connectivity provider Gogo and satellite provider Optus for the service. Virgin Australia Group Executive John Thomas stated “We’re looking forward to receiving guest feedback about our inflight connectivity over the next three months to ensure we are able to offer the best possible service in the sky”. Virgin Australia will finalise its business model after considering customer feedback and the results of the testing period.