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TECH 10 Jan 2019 | 11:00 PM

Low-cost airline Norwegian to launch free WiFi for long-haul flights

Norwegian Air Shuttle is launching a first-class service on its low-cost airline – with the rollout of free WiFi on long-haul flights.

TECH 19 Jul 2018 | 6:30 AM

Two become one? Planemakers work on tech to cut pilot numbers

Airplane manufacturers are working to adapt jets to reduce the number of pilots needed for long-haul flights and to build new cockpits designed for a single aviator in order to ease a global pilot shortage and cut airline costs.

TECH 09 Mar 2018 | 3:00 AM

In-flight WiFi to bring wide benefits

The in-flight WiFi market in China is expected to enter a golden growth period in the near future, providing services to 500 million travellers every year once passengers are allowed to use portable electronic devices while flying in the country.

TECH 14 Apr 2014 | 1:23 PM

Faster WiFi on flights leads to battle in the sky

WiFi in the sky is taking off, promising much better connections for travellers and a bonanza for the companies that sell the systems.

TECH 04 Mar 2014 | 11:24 AM

WiFi in the sky looks set for takeoff

WiFi in aircraft, hobbled in the past by slow speeds, could soon take off as new technology enables passengers to surf the Web as if they were in a coffee shop, Internet executives say.

TECH 06 Feb 2018 | 5:30 AM

New European WiFi network for airline passengers to launch within months

A new European WiFi network for airline passengers will be launched by the end of June, the companies behind the project said on Feb 5.

TECH 24 Mar 2017 | 5:46 AM

Laptop ban creates turbulence for airline profits

A carry-on ban by Washington and London for laptops on flights from some airports will hit the profits of affected airlines, especially the lucrative business class segments of Gulf carriers, analysts said.

TECH 10 May 2017 | 11:43 PM

UN aviation agency seeks global approach to laptop ban

A United Nations agency has launched an effort to craft global guidance for the use of laptops and other portable electronics in passenger aircraft cabins after selective bans.

TECH 13 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

These airlines help flyers meditate and zone out in the clouds

Virgin Australia is the latest airline to launch a meditation programme on their in-flight entertainment system, to help flyers find a bit of zen 35,000 feet (10.7km) in the air.

TECH 17 Jan 2017 | 1:00 AM

Delta, United, Emirates lead the way on in-flight WiFi

Global airline passengers have a 39% chance of stepping onboard an aircraft equipped with WiFi. According to an international report from RouteHappy, Delta, United and Emirates have the biggest number of available seat miles offering WiFi access.