15 December 2015

First 15 minutes of Wi-Fi on Qatar Airways free, thanks to Ooredoo

Source: Ooredoo. The MoU was signed by (from left) Waleed Al Sayed, CEO, Ooredoo Qatar and Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Akbar Al Baker.

Ooredoo and Qatar Airways have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will see Ooredoo sponsor Qatar Airways’ Onboard Wi-Fi service to enhance the customer experience on Qatar Airways flights and provide unmatched connectivity in the air. The three-year agreement positions Ooredoo as the exclusive onboard Wi-Fi sponsor for all Qatar Airways flights that are equipped with onboard Wi-Fi*.

With the Onboard Wi-Fi service, customers can use portable electronic devices to access emails, browse the Internet and also send SMS/MMS via their smartphones once the service is enabled on board.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Akbar Al Baker said: “Qatar Airways continues to strive to offer the very best onboard experience for our customers, and our cutting-edge onboard Wi-Fi service provides an incredible connection. We are proud to work with Ooredoo, a leading Qatari company, to bring this service to the world.”

Waleed Al Sayed, CEO, Ooredoo Qatar, said: “Ooredoo strives to ensure that customers can always enjoy the best network wherever they are in the world, and our partnership with Qatar Airways takes our commitment to connectivity to the skies. Qatar is leading the way in the incredible facilities being offered to visitors and residents, and we are pleased to extend our work with Qatar Airways through this important agreement.”

Passengers on the Qatar Airways flights will be made aware that the network is available with the Ooredoo logo on the login screen, crew announcements, in-seat pocket information and on-flight screen adverts. With Ooredoo’s sponsorship, all passengers can enjoy the first fifteen minutes of Wi-Fi for free. After the free period, customers will be able to continue using the Wi-Fi service by entering their credit card details when prompted.

*Onboard Wi-Fi is available on all Qatar Airways A380, A350, B787, A319, and select A320 and A330 aircraft.