Have you taken a flight lately? The Internet and calls from the plane were long an expensive and rare service. Not anymore. Major carriers in Scandinavia are moving their fleet to the broadband Internet even on short and medium distance hauls.
Finnair, a flag carrier of Finland, will install a high-speed wireless internet network on its entire Airbus A320 series short-haul fleet flying in Europe. The installation of the Wi-Fi equipment will begin in May 2017 and will be completed by June 2018.
Scandinavian Airlines, which is the largest of Nordic carriers, was one of the first airline companies in the world to offer its customers wireless Internet on-board their flights back in 2004.
SAS is now equipping its short and medium-haul fleet to offer on-board WiFi speeds of at least 12 Mbps and higher to each passenger. This ensures that time spent on board will be more productive and enjoyable with streaming TV, music and films. The first aircraft with the new WiFi-system will enter service in the second half of 2017.