No longer will you feel the urge to smash your phone or tablet on the seat in front of you on your next flight because wi-fi is DRASTICALLY speeding up in the sky!

Well, it is with Qatar Airways.

The carrier announced this week that it will begin rolling out ‘super wi-fi’ across its Boeing 777 and Airbus A350 aircraft, both of which fly to Australia.

Qatar Airways A350

Qatar Airways’ ‘super wi-fi’ will be available on the Boeing 777 & the pictured A350.

The high-speed connectivity is being provided by the same company that supplies the space-based tracking system used to track all its flights worldwide.

So, you know it’s going to be some good internet, maybe even better than what you use at home.


As the first Middle Eastern carrier to invest in high-speed connectivity, Qatar Airways is offering guests one-hour free access to the internet, followed by a range of “affordable” internet options for those who wish to continue browsing.

Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said providing flyers with high-speed internet will allow them to “maximise” their time in the sky whether it be for personal or business purposes.

Qatar Airways A380 in Perth

Qatar Airways’ A380 touched down in Perth this week.

This week, Qatar Airways also launched increased its capacity to Western Australia, by deploying the A380 on flights between Perth and Doha.

The superjumbo aircraft adds around 300 seats daily on the route and gives guests access to First, Business and Economy Class seats over two decks.


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