Cathay Pacific starts adding inflight WiFi to its Boeing 777s

By David Flynn, June 6 2018
Cathay Pacific starts adding inflight WiFi to its Boeing 777s

Cathay Pacific's inflight Internet service will be rolled out across its Boeing 777-300ER fleet starting this month, with the first of the WiFi-enabled flagship jets taking wing towards the end of June.

Pricing will be identical to that of Cathay's Airbus A350s, which come with inbuilt WiFi, at the following rates:

  • US$10 ($A13) for one hour
  • US$13 (A$17) for up to six hours
  • US$20 (A$26) for over six hours, through to the entire flight

However, connections on board the Boeing 777s will be much faster compared to the A350 due to their use of a double-bandwidth 2Ku satellite system backed by Gogo.

Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg tells Australian Business Traveller that the WiFi upgrades "will be done as quite a fast pace" with priority given to the long-range Boeing 777-300ER jets.

The entire international fleet – including the Airbus A330s which fly to Australia – will be online by the end of 2020, "and that's really a function of the size of the fleet."

This will also include the Airbus A330s flown by regional airline Cathay Dragon on popular routes across Asia including mainland China and Japan.

David

David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

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13 Apr 2018

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Did they say anything about their regional 777?

24 Oct 2010

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Yes, regional Boeing 777s (and A330s) are on the list but expect the international Boeing 777s to generally be at the front of the queue.

04 May 2018

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Used it on A350 Hkg-Bne,worked well for awhile'though doubt usable for all flight (it was night and no sun spot activity!) so go for the hour or maybe 6hours. Unlikely it will work for all the flight,though good value.


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