News

Unlimited Free Wi-Fi at Dublin Airport

Unlimited Free Wi-Fi at Dublin Airport

Eircom and Dublin Airport Authority are now offering unlimited free wi-fi at Dublin Airport for all users without registration. The eircom WiFiHub service, launched in December 2011, has been used by more than one million passengers. All charges relating to the service are now waived. Passengers simply log on to the Dublin Airport Free WiFi network or the free eircom WiFiHub network and click the ‘Continue to Surf’ button on the homepage.

Users can also download the free eircom WiFiHub app from Android and Apple stores. There is no signup or logon process and consumers can surf for free for as long as they wish.

Dublin Airport Free Wi-Fi

Announcing the new unlimited free wi-fi service at Dublin Airport were Elaine Robinson, Director of Products and Strategy for Consumer and Small Business, Eircom, and Maurice Hennessy, Commercial Director, Dublin Airport Authority.

“Dublin Airport is one of the few capital city airports in Europe to offer its customers free wi-fi and this move puts us well ahead of the vast majority of our peers,” said Maurice Hennessy, Commercial Director, Dublin Airport Authority.

“Eircom has worked closely with the DAA to deliver a high quality wi-fiservice at the airport and we are delighted that DAA, in partnership with eircom, can now offer this service for free to all airport users in a user friendly manner,” said Elaine Robinson, Director of Products and Strategy for Consumer and Small Business, eircom. “Wi-fi is becoming increasingly important in our day-to-day lives and there is real demand for fast, reliable hassle free wi-fi access.

“Dublin Airport is the largest wi-fi location in Ireland and supplied 22,290 wi-fi sessions on the busiest day so far this year. We already have more than 1,000 eircom WiFiHub hotspots across the country and we are continuing to invest in the rollout of our service, which will significantly increase our footprint.”

In July alone, there were more than 600,000 wi-fi sessions at Dublin Airport with customers spending 218,680 hours accessing the Internet – equivalent to one person spending almost 25 years online.

Free Service

The WiFiHub service at Dublin Airport originally offered free wi-fi for 10 minutes, with a €1 charge for a full day’s access, once the free period had expired. DAA and eircom have now agreed to waive all charges and remove the sign-up process.

Most European airports still charge for wi-fi. For example, it costs £3 per hour at London Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted Airports, €4.50 for 90 minutes in Paris Charles de Gaulle after an initial free 15 minutes, and €4.95 per hour in Frankfurt after a free 30-minute period.

Dublin Airport handled 18.7 million passengers last year. The free wi-fi network covers both terminals and all departure gates. The Dublin Airport eircom WiFiHub hotspot is at least 10 times bigger than eircom’s next biggest site and on average individual customers login to the service two to three times a month.

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News

NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 52 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 42 years.

More in News

Silversea Launches Collection of Grand Voyages

Michael FloodJuly 17, 2019

Belfast’s Grand Central Hotel Celebrates First Anniversary

Michael FloodJuly 17, 2019

Shannon’s Place in National Aviation Reflected in 2019 Awards Wins

Neil SteedmanJuly 17, 2019

Cork Airport Celebrates Summer Season With Goody Bags

Neil SteedmanJuly 17, 2019

Hertz Takes Home Top Honours in 2019 Trazees Awards

Neil SteedmanJuly 17, 2019

Irish Ferries Family Holidays to Alton Towers & CBeebies Land

Neil SteedmanJuly 17, 2019

Visit California Summer Roadshow Comes to Dublin

Ian BloomfieldJuly 16, 2019

Blackpool Launches a £100,000 Design Competition

Michael FloodJuly 15, 2019

CAR Issues November Licence Round Timetable

Neil SteedmanJuly 15, 2019

Copyright © 2019 Belgrave Group Limited, C4 Nutgrove Office Park, Nutgrove Avenue, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, Ireland