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BA introduces free Wi-Fi to airport lounges

Premium customers with BA will now be able to connect to wireless internet at 25 airport lounges across the UK.

Premium customers with British Airways (BA) will now be able to connect to wireless internet at 25 airport lounges across the UK.

The airline has signed a deal with internet provider BT Openzone to facilitate Wi-Fi connections at all 25 of its business class and frequent flyer UK airport lounges, including Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Launching next Tuesday, the service will be offered free to lounge accessing customers – and comes in response to increasing demand for internet service from business travellers.

Chris Bruce, general manager of BT Openzone, said: "British Airways has met customer demand for free Wi-Fi head on. The explosion in Wi-Fi enabled devices is accelerating this trend and the British Airways service means that passengers can use their time productively before boarding their flights."

BA will be the first UK airline to offer the free service to its customers.

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