Historically passengers have had to wait until the aircraft reaches 10.000 feet before the Wi-Fi is switched on and it is switched off before landing.
This new development on board Icelandair planes will mean the Wi-Fi is never switched off and also the use of electronic devices is now will be allowed during takeoff and landings.
This change enables passengers to use phones, laptops and other electronic devices to access the internet from the moment they board the plane at the gate to the moment they step off it.
Helgi Már Björgvinsson, SVP Sales and Marketing, Icelandair said “This new service is a part of our strategy to offer our customers quality service, including WiFi on all our routes. It’s important for us to be in the forefront at adapting and providing passengers great entertainment and connectivity, and the solutions provided by GEE (Global Eagle Entertainment) make that possible”.
Icelandair fly from 5 UK airports to Reykjavik with the 6th UK gateway Aberdeen opening on the 9th March. The airline provides swift onward connections to 16 North American destinations including new routes Chicago and Montreal for Spring 2016.