Norwegian has launched gate-to-gate WiFi, giving passengers access to its network as soon as they step on board the aircraft. Customers traveling on any route across Norwegian’s global network will now be able to stay connected for the duration of the flight from pushback to arrival at the gate. Aircraft previously had to climb to an altitude of 10,000 feet before the WiFi network was activated. Kurt Simonsen, chief customer and digital officer, said that until recently flights were “hourlong black holes” when it comes to internet coverage. The announcement said that earlier this year Norwegian became the first low-cost airline to introduce free WiFi on intercontinental routes, which is currently being rolled out on its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. Customers have two choices – basic free Wi-Fi for the duration of long-haul flights and a premium high-speed option, fast enough to stream television shows and movies.