Flydubai introduces inflight WiFi and Live TV... click for rates

Flydubai's wireless satellite-based network will allow passengers to buy a package from as low as $4.

Dubai-based flydubai today announced its latest onboard services, offering passengers WiFi connectivity, live television streaming and a new seatback inflight entertainment interface.

Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer of flydubai, said: “Flydubai has been committed to investing in product innovations and technologies that enhance the travel experience for our passengers from day one. We want to offer customers more choice, a greater experience and affordable access to the technologies we are all coming to expect in the air, just as we do on the ground. Adding WiFi connectivity, live television along with our enhanced ground-breaking inflight entertainment system will allow us to continue to deliver that personalised flying experience our customers expect and appreciate.”

From April 24, 2016 WiFi connectivity and Live TV are available through the Inflight portal for the first time on selected flights as flydubai continues to roll out the service across the rest of its fleet. 

The wireless satellite-based network will allow passengers to buy a package from as low as $4 to get connected during a flight using their personal devices and from $8 to tune in to catch up with the news on BBC World News, Al Jazeera or Al Arabiya, enjoy Arabic shows on MBC1 or fascinating documentaries on Discovery.

IFE in numbers:

Passengers can purchase a package to access all the content on the IFE for Dh35. Passengers travelling in Business Class can access all of IFE content free of charge.

Total # of hours of entertainment (Movies / TV / Audio)

2139

Total # of movies on board

292

Total # of Hollywood movies on board

218

Total # of children’s movies on board

56

Total # of Arabic movies on board

18

Total # of World Cinema movies on board

10

Total # of Bollywood movies  on board

29

Total # of Russian movies  on board

10

 

 

 

Airtime Inflight:

Passengers have a choice of purchasing one of four packages from as low as $4:

  • WiFi all-flight pass $10
  • WiFi 30-minute pass (on flights over 2 hours only) $4
  • Live TV $8
  • Messaging (access to WhatsApp, iMessage and Viber only) $2
  • Premium package: Live TV & WiFi bundle $15

 

Live Television:

  • Passengers can tune in to watch streaming of five different channels live for $8:
  • BBC World News – English
  • Al Jazeera News Channel – English
  • Al Arabiya News Channel – Arabic
  • MBC 1- Arabic
  • Discovery Channel English

Passengers travelling in Business Class can access all five Live TV channels free of charge.

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