According to Qantas' latest financial results, its domestic trial of free Wi-Fi has gone swimmingly — so much so that from late next month, the airline plans to "accelerate" the service's rollout.
It's only a paragraph blip on Qantas' full report, published yesterday, but it does bode well for a more connected domestic network:
The rollout of Wi-Fi on the Qantas Domestic network (A330 and 737 aircraft) is expected to accelerate in late September 2017, once the current trial is complete and final regulatory approval for the new service is confirmed.
ZDNet's Corinne Reichert quotes Qantas CEO Alan Joyce describing the trial as "successful" and that the service will "ramp up from September".
Of course, it's not all fairy floss and candy canes for Qantas; it still lags behind other airlines on the international front when it comes to wireless, however, the company is apparently "waiting for improved technology" if its Twitter account is to be believed.
Good question Mark, we're waiting for an improved technology that will allow fast WiFi for our international routes. MC
— Qantas (@Qantas) August 25, 2017