AC To Offer Free WiFi As Perk To Most Frequent Flyers
Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw
Air Canada is the first North American airline to offer the choice of complimentary inflight Wi-Fi to it most frequent flyers.
Altitude-level frequent flyers have the ability to choose from a selection of perks, and beginning later this year, AC will offer Altitude Elite 75K and Super Elite 100K members will be able to select complimentary 6- and 12-month unlimited use passes for inflight connectivity on board Air Canada, Air Canada Express and Air Canada Rouge operated flights.
"Earlier this year, Air Canada announced plans to launch an all new, digital-first loyalty program in June 2020. While we design the future program, we're committed to adding new options and benefits for Altitude members today and over the next two years," said Mark Nasr, Vice President Loyalty & eCommerce.
"In-flight Wi-Fi is a critical amenity for business and leisure travellers alike, so we're excited to become the first North American airline to offer the choice of unlimited Wi-Fi plans to our most frequent Altitude members," Nasr added.
"We are delighted to partner with Air Canada to bring the industry's leading inflight connectivity solution to their loyal customers for free," said John Happ, Regional President, Americas for Gogo, which will provide the inflight WiFi.
"Gogo is finding new ways to leverage connectivity to enable unique experiences for our airline partners that fit their individual needs. Free Gogo for Air Canada's most frequent customers is a great example of how we are delivering on this for our airline partners."
Bruce Parkinson Editor-in-Chief
An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years, Bruce uses the pre-dawn hours to prepare a daily news and information package to keep industry members up to date.