Regional Express trading as Rex Airlines in Australia has introduced inflight WiFi and inflight entertainment across its domestic Boeing 737 network. The airline has announced that passengers travelling in its Boeing 737 aircraft will get to enjoy inflight WiFi and an entertainment system. This move will allow Rex to bridge some of the gaps between domestic competitors including Qantas and Virgin Australia.
It will be a gradual process for Rex as its operations will start from this month and keep picking up through to late December following the end of state lockdowns in Australia’s eastern coast. The airline has six Boeing 737s in its fleet out of which four have already been equipped and connected to Intelsat's high-speed 2Ku satellite service. The remaining two aircraft will get the WiFi system soon.
Rex Business Class Passengers Will Get Inflight WiFi for Free
According to an executivetraveller report, Rex will offer the inflight WiFi for free to the Business Class passengers. Even the economy class passengers will be offered the WiFi service for free in the month of November. But later, it will be moved to a paid two-tier model.
For people with basic internet needs who only need connectivity to browse the web, check and respond to emails, use social media can choose the entry-level plan which will cost six point five zero dollars for thirty minutes or ten dollars for the entire flight.
The higher speed plan which will allow users to stream content will cost nine point seven five dollars for thirty minutes or fifteen dollars for the entire flight.
The airline will also offer a selection of free movies and TV shows to the passengers when they purchase a WiFi plan. It is certainly a great move from the airline and one that will attract passengers its way.