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Airlines in China start free WiFi & allow use of PEDs in flights

Updated: 23 Jan 2018
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On January 17th, 2018, Hainan Airlines announced on one of its flights — flight HU7781 — that passengers were permitted to use portable electronic devices (PEDs) onboard. The announcement made Hainan Airlines China's first airline to relax rules on the use of PEDs onboard aircrafts.

As of January 18th, 2018, China Eastern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Lucky Air, China Southern Airlines, Xiamen Airlines, and Shandong Airlines have announced that passengers can use portable electronic devices onboard.

China Eastern Airlines/东方航空
Website: http://www.ceair.com/
As of January 18th, 2018, 74 of China Eastern Airlines’s flights provided free WiFi services.

Hainan Airlines/海南航空
Website: https://www.hainanairlines.com/GB/GB/Home
Mobile phones, laptops, pads and other portable electronic devices are permitted to be used on Hainan Airlines flights starting from January 18th, 2018.

Lucky Air/祥鹏航空
Website: http://www.luckyair.net/#
The airline also relaxed its rules on the use of PEDs onboard aircrafts on some of its flights (including 8L9857) starting from January 18th, 2018.

China Southern Airlines/南方航空
Website: http://www.csair.com/en/index.shtml
Mobile phones, laptops, tablets, and other portable electronic devices are permitted to be used on China Southern Airlines flights starting from January 19th, 2018.

Xiamen Airlines/厦门航空
Website: https://www.xiamenair.com/en-cn/
Mobile phones, laptops, tablets, and other portable electronic devices are permitted to be used on Xiamen Airlines flights starting from January 19th, 2018.

All Xiamen Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliners are equipped with free Wi-Fi , but passengers need to apply for passcodes in advance.

Shandong Airlines/山东航空
Website: http://www.sda.cn/
Mobile phones, laptops, tablets, and other portable electronic devices may be used on Shandong Airlines flights starting from January 22nd, 2018.

Airlines that provide free WiFi services onboard aircrafts include China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Air China, and Hainan Airlines. According to reports, however, sometimes the network quality is not stable.
 
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