On Wednesday, JetBlue announced that it has completed the fleet-wide rollout of Fly-Fi services and is all set for its free wireless internet services to all of its planes.
The Airline first introduced the services in the year of 2013, providing with the speeds of around 12-15 Mbps.
Along with installation on all of its planes, JetBlue has also been adding in-flight streaming service partners, including Amazon Video, part of a partnership between the two companies that lets non-Prime members shop through Amazon’s offerings, while Prime members get access to the usual content. A pretty good way for Amazon to get its hands on a confined audience.
Jamie Perry, vice president of marketing, said in a statement:
It’s 2017 and our customers expect to be connected everywhere, whether that be from the comfort of their sofa or 35,000 feet above it.
With its recent expansion, the airline claims to be the first one to proffer “gate-to-gate” internet access to its customers.
By using its Fly-Fi, passengers will not have to wait in order to reach a sailing attitude to get connected, says the airline.
Additionally, JetBlue says that the passenger can also use their personal devices so as to stream Amazon Videos, to use an array of messaging apps and of course! Surf the web.
The airline industry is doing pretty good (profit wise) due to the low fuel prices and other consolidations. As a result of which, the airlines have been moving away to charge for its onboard amenities like food and entertainment.