Free unlimited Wi-Fi already available in 12 Spanish airports
With the aim of bringing its airports up to speed with others across Europe, AENA recently announced that free and unlimited Wi-Fi would soon be available to passengers in every single airport in Spain.
And yesterday 12 Spanish airports began to offer this new service and Internet connection provided by telecommunications company Eurona.
Over the next few months, AENA will extend the free Wi-Fi service to the rest of Spain’s 46 airports.
As of yet no date has been given as to when this process will be finalized, but it is thought that it will be some time at the beginning of next year.
While this offer for business travellers and tourists alike will be available free of charge, those that require a fuller and faster service have the option of paying a fee of just 5 euro.
The free service, which is being financed through advertising, only covers the basic necessities, such as checking your emails and low-speed navigation (up to 2 mega of downloads).
The premium service, which is faster (between 3 and 10 mega) and without adverts, will be perfect for visiting web pages and watching videos. There are 3 options: basic, which will give one device a 24-hours connection across the whole network of airports for 4,9 euro; the family pack, valid for 4 devices for a 24-hour period for 9 euro; and the monthly package for 15 euro.
And with regards to Wi-Fi on board the aircraft, it’s just a matter of time before this is available too.
In fact, a number of airlines do already offer free Wi-Fi on board the plane and the possibility of connecting to the Internet during the flight on several limited routes (Iberia and Air Europa amongst others), but due to a lack of regulation, prices are currently extortionate.
As mentioned previously, free and unlimited Wi-Fi will soon be available in all of Spain’s airports, but for now, here is the list of the 12 airports that from yesterday began providing their passengers with the service:
- Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas
- Barcelona-El Prat
- Palma de Mallorca
- Vigo Santiago de Compostela
- La Coruña
- Tenerife Norte
- Tenerife Sur
- Las Palmas de Gran Canaria