Vietnam’s flag carrier Vietnam Airlines will be the first airline in the country to offer inflight wifi, as it will introduce the service on select flights this month.
The airline is rolling out the service on flights using its Airbus A350 aircraft from both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh to select destinations such as Shanghai, Osaka, and Singapore as well as the Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh route. On the Vietnam Airlines website, travelers on flights to Korea and China can also see the wifi service.
Customers can purchase packages for wifi access that offer up to 80 MB, and priced between USD $2.95-$29.95. The airline is offering free usage of the service for 30 minutes for the use of messaging apps such as Facebook, Instagram (chat), Whatsapp, and Viber. To access the service, customers can make a payment using their credit card.
Vietnam Airlines will work to offer the service on more flights operated on their Boeing 787 and Airbus A350 aircraft. The airline has partnered with SITAONAIR and VISHIPEL (Vietnam Maritime Communication and Electronics LLC) to offer customers the wifi service.
Based in Hanoi, the SkyTeam member airline operates 94 routes to 22 domestic and 29 international destinations. It operates a fleet of Boeing 787, Airbus A350, and A321 aircraft.