In-flight wifi is finally coming to Canadian airlines, but it won’t be cheap.
Air Canada, which is currently testing wifi on select flights out of Montreal and Toronto, will charge $5 per hour of wifi. The carrier will charge $16 for a day pass, or $60 a month for unlimited service, targeted at frequent fliers, according to Global News.
Up to 30 Air Canada planes will be equipped with in-flight wifi by the end of 2014. More than 100 planes are expected to be equipped by the end of 2015.
The addition of wifi on flights is expected to greatly bolster revenues for Canadian airlines. One analyst suggested Air Canada could add at at least $70 million in annual revenue through in-flight wifi.