Qatar Airways to upgrade on-board Wifi service across entire fleet

Qatar Airways has said it will overhaul its in-flight Wifi service later this week, using technology from local telecom firm Ooredoo that will be added to all aircraft in the carrier’s fleet by next year.

Currently, Qatar’s national airline offers Wifi on some planes using a service called OnAir, which has occasionally received mixed reviews by some travellers and does not support streaming video, according to its website.

Under the new service, passengers will be able to watch videos – as well as check email and surf the Internet – for free for the first 15 minutes.