Travellers contemplating which airline to fly with, here’s something that might pull them across to the Virgin Australia side – the airline has wi-fi on international flights.

Virgin Australia became the only Aussie carrier with international wi-fi earlier this week when inflight internet went live on services to Los Angeles.

Passengers travelling on all five of the airline’s Boeing 777s and 10 of its Boeing 737s can now text and call their family and friends, stream their favourite TV shows and/or catch up on the news for the duration of their flight.


Rob Sharp, Virgin Australia Airlines’ Group Executive, said the carrier is proud to lead Australia down a path of “greater inflight connectivity”.

“Most of us use our phones on a daily – if not hourly basis – meaning it can be incredibly disruptive to have extended periods of time when you can’t connect with friends, family, colleagues, or what’s going on in the world.”

Rob Sharp, Virgin Australia Airlines Group Executive


Virgin Australia expects to have more international flights equipped with wi-fi in the next year-and-a-half when 75 percent of its 737s will be connected along with its A330-220s.


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What would you use inflight wi-fi to do?