Sunday 28 May 2017

Spanish airports set to introduce free unlimited Wi-Fi

Faster speeds, no 30-minute limit

Checking in at Madrid's Barajas Airport.
Checking in at Madrid's Barajas Airport.
Independent Newsdesk

Independent Newsdesk

Spain's airport authority has said it will start providing free and unlimited Wi-Fi in 46 airports across the country by the end of the year.

Airport authority AENA said its board has approved a plan that envisions making Spanish airports among Europe's best for fast and free Wi-Fi service for passengers.

Free Wi-Fi is currently available in most Spanish airports but there is a 30-minute usage limit.

AENA said in a statement that faster speeds will be offered, plus a premium service for passengers willing to pay for it.

The authority said it expects the new free Wi-Fi system will be available at airports towards the end of this year.

The UN's World Tourism Organisation says Spain is the No 3 international tourism destination after France and the United States.

According to the CSO, a total of 1,344,503 Trips by Irish residents were taken to Spain 2014 - amounting to 20.1pc of total travel abroad last year.

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