Etihad launches 'Wi-Fly’ with free access to WhatsApp

Etihad launches 'Wi-Fly’ with free access to WhatsApp

Other accessible apps include Messenger and WeChat

Etihad Airways is launching new Wi-Fly chat and surf packages, allowing passengers to benefit from complimentary messaging throughout flights. The free chat feature includes access to popular messaging apps such as WhatsApp, Messenger and WeChat.

All passengers need to do is sign in with Etihad Guest membership or enrol online before flying to benefit from the new programme. For non-members, the Chat package cost US$2.99 on flights under seven hours and US$4.99 on flights of more than seven hours.

Economy-class guests who want to surf the internet and catch up on social media can purchase the Surf package, which has a flat fee for both members and non-member of US$9.99 on flights of less than seven hours, and US$19.99 on flights of more than seven hours. 


Etihad Guest Platinum and Exclusive tier members, as well as guests travelling in Etihads First Class cabins, will benefit from complimentary Surf Wi-Fly access throughout their flight, while Etihad Guest Gold members will receive a 25% discount on the Surf package.

Antonoaldo Neves, chief executive officer, Etihad Airways, said: We're thrilled to introduce an added complimentary benefit for Etihad Guest members and welcome everyone to sign up before they fly. Wi-Fly plans will offer unlimited data and will last the duration of the flight, which means our guests can easily catch up on social media, work or browse as they wish."

Etihads narrow-body fleet continues to offer the current mobile connectivity service allowing guests to make and receive phone calls, send and receive text messages and use their data roaming packages as they would on the ground.

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