The Santiago airport has enabled a new and free wifi service for all its users. This service is available since April 28th, as part of a plan to make Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport a more modern facility and at the same level as the world’s top airports. The wifi network functions with a speed of 1Mbps, lowering to 512Kbps at times of high usage frequency, and requiring a reconnection every thirty minutes.
On the other hand, and right after the presentation of this service, Nuevo Pudahuel announced the creation of two smartphone apps. The first one is a system that will allow the user to access all flight information in a faster and more specific way, always depending on the configuration the user develops. At the same time, it will offer purchase discounts in certain shops inside the airport.
The second app presented by the end of April, gives the possibility of downloading ten books by Chilean authors, for free. The idea is to accompany the hours passengers have to spend at the airport, as well as fomenting the national literature, among Chilean and international readers.
These changes, which are oriented to passengers and the service offered at the airport, come with modifications in the offer of airlines and routes. This month, Alitalia started its flights in the direct route Santiago – Rome. This new route will have a frequency of five flights a week, which means 2.200 passengers a week.
These upgrades in the Santiago International Airport services correspond to a series of transformations Nuevo Pudahuel is carrying out, seeking to have a more modern, smart airport, oriented to the positive experience of the passengers that visit it every day.