China Eastern Airlines officially started to offer WiFi service on their flights between Wuhan and Sydney on 21, Feb, 2017. Passengers will be able to browse web pages, send messages or access email accounts on their laptops or tablets with WiFi access, but voice services will not be available for the time being.
Passengers should reserve in advance, as the service is limited to 100 passengers on each flight, according to the company. However, mobile phones must still be switched off during the flight, according to civil aviation regulations in China.
The airlines launched its Wuhan-Sydney route in January. An Airbus 330 departs Wuhan at 11:40 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (Beijing time), and leaves Sydney on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10:15 p.m. (local time).