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On-board Wi-Fi | Bell’s partnership with Air Canada

(Montreal) Bell has partnered with Air Canada to offer free messaging to all Aeroplan members worldwide on wi-fi-enabled planes, the two companies announced Wednesday.

The telecom giant will sponsor in-flight Wi-Fi services across the company’s entire fleet, including Air Canada Rouge and Air Canada Express aircraft, beginning May 15.

The partnership will allow travelers to send and receive messages on apps like iMessage from Apple, WhatsApp and Messenger from Meta, Viber from Rakuten, and Messages by Google, which work over wi-fi, allowing travelers with any compatible device to connect, regardless. from their mobile phone provider.

The service will also be available to frequent flyers of strategic partner airlines, including United Airlines’ Mileage Plus, Lufthansa Group’s Miles & More and Emirates Skywards, when their account numbers are linked to a flight reservation.

On select flights, Bell will also offer free mobile SIM cards to international travelers arriving in Canada, allowing them to connect as soon as they get off the plane.

The companies added that the agreement provides additional benefits to Aeroplan customers. This includes offering new promotional bonuses and expanding Air Canada’s live TV service on US-bound flights later in the summer.

“We’re really proud to be joining forces with an iconic brand to deliver real benefits to customers across the country,” said Air Canada’s Executive Vice President of Marketing & Digital Solutions and President of Aeroplan, Mark Nasr, in a press release.

“This multifaceted partnership with Bell will allow Air Canada customers to stay in touch with friends, family or colleagues, no matter where they travel.”

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