Finnair is to spend €30m ($32.9m) installing wi-fi connectivity into the majority of its widebody and narrowbody aircraft.
The retrofit programme was approved by the flag carrier’s board on Wednesday (March 25) and will launch in 2016 with retrofits of equipment to Finnair’s fleet of A330 and A320 family aircraft.
The carrier expects the wi-fi retrofit programme to be completed by 2018.
“This investment will enable us to offer a wide array of new services to our customers, ranging from inflight entertainment to inflight sales and ancillaries,” says Pekka Vauramo, Finnair CEO.
Finnair is introducing its first in-cabin wi-fi service with the A350, the first of which is due to arrive this autumn.