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WestJet Announces In-Flight WiFi on Aircraft Fleet

July 28, 2015 9:03 AM | News


A WestJet aircraft is pictured on the tarmac in Ottawa in July 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

Tweeting from 35,000 feet? You bet.

Jet-setters will soon be able to connect their personal devices to in-flight WiFi on select WestJet flights.

WestJet Connect will begin rolling out on all Boeing 767ER aircraft and more than 30 percent of WestJet’s Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft by the end of 2015.

The service will begin at an introductory price of $7.99 and also include access to hundreds of movies and TV shows.

Guests will need to download the WestJet app prior to boarding and have either iOS or Android operating systems. Connectivity will also apply to laptops and tablets. Tablet rentals will be available on flights longer than three hours and 20 minutes for flyers who don’t have their own.

USB-equipped charging stations will be available in the seats of WestJet connected-equipped aircraft.

Installation of WestJet Connect will be complete on the majority of the 737 fleet by 2016.