Emirates recently set a new monthly record for over 1 million in-flight Wi-Fi connections made on board its flights in March.
According to the company’s statistics, 1,037,016 Emirates customers connected to the internet during their flight, during March.
Most connections were made over mobile devices with over 94% of users connecting with a smartphone . Interestingly the number of connections made with iOS mobile phone were doubled as compared to an Android mobile, and about 2 percent with a tablet. The remaining connections were made with laptops and other devices.
Emirates offer Wi-Fi connectivity on over 98 % of the Emirates fleet, including all A380s, 777-300ERs and 777-200LRs. Moreover Customers in all cabin classes receive 20MB of free Wi-Fi data.
The highest data usage from a single passenger was made by an Emirates Skywards member who stayed connected throughout their flight from Dubai to Johannesburg, consuming 4.9 GB of complimentary data.
EK215 from Dubai to Los Angeles was named the most Wi-Fi using route with over 6,000 customers connecting in flight.
Emirates has allowed in-flight mobile usage in 2008. It in fact is the first airline to install TV screens in every seat on every aircraft in its fleet in 1992.
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