Virgin Atlantic plans inflight Internet for Boeing 787 Dreamliners

By David Flynn, September 8 2011
Virgin Atlantic plans inflight Internet for Boeing 787 Dreamliners

In brief | Virgin Atlantic is adding its name to the growing list of airlines planning inflight Internet.

The international carrier intends to launch the Wi-Fi-based service on its new Boeing 787 Dreamliners, the first of which is due for delivery in 2014.

"Inflight internet will come with the Boeing 787, which we’re looking at for 2014 and thereafter" Luke Fisher, Country Manager for Virgin Atlantic Australia, told Australian Business Traveller.

"Many enhancements to people’s travelling experience, including the entertainment system, will come as part of the 787" Fisher said.

The all-new entertainment system will include touchscreen panels from which passengers can order meals, drinks and snacks. "That will certainly be a feature of the 787," he said.

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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