Air Canada frequent flyers will get complimentary Wi-Fi in 2018

an Air Canada airplane

Air Canada Altitude Elite 75K and Super Elite 100K frequent flyers will get access to complimentary in-flight Wi-Fi, starting in 2018.

Gogo, the company that provides Wi-Fi service to Air Canada flights, made the announcement earlier this week alongside the airliner.

While the service officially starts in 2018, later this year Air Canada will contact Elite 75K and Super Elite 100K members to offer them the option to choose between 6- and 12-month unlimited-use Wi-Fi passes that can be used onboard Air Canada, Air Canada Express and Air Canada Rogue flights.

“Earlier this year, Air Canada announced plans to launch an all new, digital-first loyalty program in June 2020. While we design the future program, we’re committed to adding new options and benefits for Altitude members today and over the next two years,” said Air Canada’s Mark Nasr in a prepared statement. “In-flight Wi-Fi is a critical amenity for business and leisure travelers alike, so we’re excited to become the first North American airline to offer the choice of unlimited Wi-Fi plans to our most frequent Altitude members.”

Gogo provides its Wi-Fi service with the help of satellites. According to the company, Air Canada is the first North American airline to offer its service to frequent flyers.