Saudi Arabian Airlines expanded its complimentary onboard data connectivity package.
WhatsApp needs no introduction.
A global application that connects people and places, it is one of the most popular social media messaging applications in the world, and a favourite of the Middle East.
When Saudia launched a free WhatsApp package in May this year for all domestic flights within Saudi Arabia and some selected international routes, guests experienced an added step in their inflight experience onboard.
Guests could interact, send messages and communicate with loved ones and business partners, at 40,000 feet – free of charge.
Following the response to the plan, the carrier worked quickly to expand the free WhatsApp package onboard all flights – in addition to domestic, now adding all international routes as well.
How it works is that each guest – regardless of which class of travel – can access free text messaging via WhatsApp by logging into a specially-created plan on the Saudia inflight web portal.
The onboard Wi-Fi experience is simple and easy-to-use with a two-step login process which the guest can selects upon choosing their package.
The new free WhatsApp Plan includes a 10 megabytes data limit and is configured for text messaging only.