Today we become the first airline to offer WiFi on 100% of our Hawaii routes with high-speed satellite-based ViaSat WiFi* on every flight between the West Coast and the Hawaiian islands.
Now you can make even more of the flight time to the Aloha State by browsing the Internet to check out all the things you can do when you land – some Google search suggestions for you:
- best acai bowl
- best snorkeling spots
- how to hula
Or, tap the WiFi to finish up all those work emails before entering vacay mode as soon as you land in Hawaii – just don’t forget to turn on your “out of office” email alert when you’re done! And don’t stress about running out of power – we’ve got you covered with power outlets at every seat too.
When it comes to in-flight connectivity, we’re proud to have achieved quite a few ‘firsts’ since our launch in 2007. In 2009, we became the first airline to have fleetwide WiFi and power outlets at every seat (a title we still hold today), and with this Hawaii ViaSat launch we are now the first airline to offer an in-flight WiFi service that can operate in both Ku and Ka band satellite networks on the same aircraft.
What does that mean?
Basically, it means that our Hawaii guests will be able to enjoy consistently strong WiFi coverage for web browsing when flying over the Pacific. The Ku/Ka-band single antenna system enables our aircraft to connect to the best available service depending on its location; similar to a mobile phone that automatically connects to the best available 3G or 4G LTE network, the dual-antenna can keep our aircraft connected virtually anywhere they fly. We have equipped six of our shiny, new Airbus A320 aircraft with the new technology, so you will always have access to WiFi, every time you fly to and from Hawai’i.
Of course, our Red® inflight entertainment system is always there for you too with movies, TV shows**, games, music and our on-demand food ordering system, so you can order a drink right to your seat. There’s even a GoPro channel to help inspire your real surfing when you hit the beach. We’re also serving up specialty cocktails to and from Hawaii including POG (Passion-Orange-Guava) mimosas in Main Cabin and Makena rum cocktails in First Class.
We fly from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Honolulu International Airport (HNL) and Maui-Kahului Airport (OGG).
Find out more about our ViaSat WiFi including pricing and grab a seat to Hawaii at virginamerica.com.
*Streaming is unfortunately not available over the Pacific Ocean during Hawaii flights; however, guests can browse the Internet, go on social media and email friends, family and colleagues.
**Live TV is unfortunately not available on Hawaii services, however guests can watch movies, TV and play games