(Montreal) Bell is partnering with Air Canada to offer free texting to all Aeroplan members worldwide on flights equipped with Wi-Fi service, the two companies announced Wednesday.
The telecommunications giant will sponsor in-flight Wi-Fi services across the airline’s entire fleet, including Air Canada Rouge and Air Canada Express flights, beginning May 15.
The partnership allows travelers to send and receive messages on applications such as iMessage from Apple, WhatsApp and Messenger from Meta, Viber from Rakuten and Messages from Google, which work over wi-fi, allowing travelers to connect regardless of any compatible device. their mobile provider.
The service is also available to frequent flyer members of strategic partner airlines including United Airlines MileagePlus, Lufthansa Group’s Miles & More and Emirates Skywards when their account numbers are associated with a flight booking. ‘Air Canada.
On select flights, Bell will also offer free mobile SIM cards to international passengers arriving in Canada, enabling them to get connected as soon as they step off the plane.
The companies said the agreement will provide additional benefits to Aeroplan customers. This includes offering new promotional rewards and expanding Air Canada’s live television service on US-bound flights after the summer.
“We are truly proud to join an iconic brand to deliver real benefits to customers across the country,” Mark Nasr, executive vice-president of marketing and digital solutions and president of Aeroplan at Air Canada, said in a press release.
“This versatile partnership with Bell allows Air Canada customers to stay connected with friends, family or colleagues wherever they go. »