Qantas to get high-speed Wi-Fi on all international flights

Qantas sets a date to bring FREE high speed Wi-Fi onto its international flights with promise to improve hellish long-haul trips forever

  • Qantas to roll out high-speed WI-FI on international flights
  • CEO Alan Joyce says WI-FI on flights might come next year

By Jesse Hyland For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 10:38 GMT, 22 February 2023 | Updated: 11:14 GMT, 22 February 2023

Qantas is set to launch free, high-speed Wi-Fi on its international flights as soon as next year as it works towards ultra long-haul trips. 

It's welcome news for the airline which has been plagued with delays, cancellations, missing luggage, mechanical errors, turn backs and staffing problems post-pandemic.

The airline's chief executive, Alan Joyce, announced Qantas's plan to have Wi-Fi ready onboard international flights before it rolls out Project Sunrise services in late 2025.

Project Sunrise will carry out non-stop flights on 12 Airbus A350-1000s to destinations such as New York and London.

But Mr Joyce said on Tuesday that Wi-Fi access could arrive in 2024 depending on satellite coverage, reports The Australian.

Qantas is set to roll out high-speed Wi-Fi on its international flights - and it could come as early as next year (stock image)

'The great news is satellites have been launched and we think coverage will start appearing from 2024-25 onwards so we're looking at equipping Project Sunrise aircraft with high speed Wi-Fi,' he said. 

The Qantas boss added that he would rather wait for adequate satellite coverage and focus on flight quality over charging passengers for poor Wi-Fi in t...