AirVPN Ratings

Overall Score 7.4
9.0

Security

7.0

Speed

6.5

Servers

7.8

Support

7.1

Price

General overview

AirVPN is an independently-created service founded by several individuals like hackers, activists, and other professionals. The VPN was launched in Italy (14-Eyes Jurisdiction) in 2010. Despite operating in a privacy-unfriendly nation over the decade, the service hasn’t been subject to personal information or data leaks. That indeed proves AirVPN’s logging policy is solid and reliable. While AirVPN doesn’t provide exceptional speeds like the top-tier VPNs, It does stand out, offering enough speeds on both local and international servers. 

The service provides only 200+ servers in 20+ countries. Though, it is a small but well-functioning server network. The VPN isn’t reliable for streaming. It doesn’t unlock prominent streaming platforms, including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and more.

On the contrary, the VPN is an excellent choice for torrenting. It provides crucial features like kill-switch and port-forwarding for secure P2P torrenting. 

While, AirVPN is available on Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Linux, and Wi-Fi routers. Users can also access gaming consoles and streaming devices. These include Apple T.V, PlayStation, Xbox, and more. Moreover, you are allowed up to five simultaneous connections per subscription.

Score 9

Security

AirVPN easily meets your expectations regarding reliable security features and protocols. In technical aspects, the VPN provides both super-fast OpenVPN and WireGuard protocols. You will stay protected by strong encryption, 4096-bit DH and RSA keys size, AES-256-GCM, or CHACHA20-POLY1305 encryption cipher. 

The VPN also has a Kill-switch feature to protect you in case of sudden connection drops. AirVPN also provides advanced features like Split-tunneling and Port-forwarding, making it an ideal service for torrenting. That allows support to torrenting platforms like BitTorrent and eMule clients. 

Moreover, AirVPN provides a perfect forward secrecy feature to prevent security exploits and breaches from compromising current or past information. The VPN is also immune to DNS, IPv6, and WebRTC leaks.

Score 7.0

Speed

Speed

AirVPN provides equally fast speeds on both nearby and distant servers. The VPN doesn’t compete with the top VPNs in speed. However, it does stand out for the sheer reliability on offer.

During daily use, you can easily browse the internet, stream YouTube, and download torrents without lags or buffers. Local servers drop around 20% to 25% compared to baseline results. Whereas distant servers drop approximately up to 50% speeds. 

Generally, speeds depend on various factors, including protocols, location, Wi-Fi, and data. Hence, every individual’s speed results would differ from other users. AirVPN provides max speeds if your physical location is Europe or US. 

If you are an iOS or Mac user, you should use the WireGuard protocol as it offers fast speeds. 

Score 6.5

Servers

AirVPN offers a relatively small number of 200+ servers only in 20+ countries and 40+ cities. Most servers are located around Europe, whereas a few operate in Asia, North America, and South America. City-level servers are mainly in the US, around 10 cities. 

VPN servers cover South America only in Brazil, and no servers are offered in Australia. The provider also has eight additional internal servers that only use a double-hop. These are located in France, Australia, Italy, Sweden, the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, and the United States.

Furthermore, there aren’t all rainbows and unicorns. AirVPN doesn’t unblock any major streaming site, including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and BBC iPlayer. However, it may access a streaming site, but it will take hours before you find the right server to operate.

AirVPN is a decent choice when it comes to torrenting. Its transparent no-logs policy, many security features (including kill-switch and port-forwarding), and fast upload and download speeds make it a reliable choice for P2P activity.

Score 7.8

Support

AirVPN has a generic help and support offering to its customers. However, it doesn’t have a 24/7 live chat feature but provides other informational resources enough to address users’ problems. The provider has a very active support forum and an extensive knowledge base, including FAQs.

Besides, the VPN also has email support for direct communication for the users. Although email support is helpful, getting a response can generally take a while. The community forum is an excellent source of support offered by AirVPN.

Score 7.1

Prices

Each plan of AirVPN comes with all features. The unique thing is the longer the subscription you sign up for, the cheaper it will be. AirVPN offers the following pricing plans:

  • Three-day plan costs €2 
  • One-month plan costs €7
  • Three-month plan costs €15; billed €5/month
  • Six-month plan costs €29; billed €4.83/month
  • One-year plan costs €49; billed €4.08/month
  • Two years plan costs €79; billed €3.29/month
  • Three years plan costs €99; billed €2.75/month

Refund Policy

The VPN offers a 30-day money-back guarantee without any questions asked. You will quickly get your refund in your bank account within two working days.

Payment Methods

AirVPN offers a wide range of payment methods, which you will hardly see in any other service. From credit cards to cryptocurrencies, it has got you covered in all aspects. It offers the following modes of payment to its customers:

  • PayPal
  • Amazon Pay 
  • Credit Cards (Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Maestro)
  • Cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Bitcoin cash, Dash, Doge, and Monero)
  • Gift Vouchers

Company Information

  • Company name: Air VPN
  • Company incorporation country: Italy
  • Years in market: 12
  • No-logs: Yes

Overview - Conclusion

AirVPN is an excellent choice for privacy-related functions. The apps are fast and provide an easy-to-use interface to the users. On the contrary, the VPN is horrible at streaming content and is not a reliable choice for beginners.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why doesn’t AirVPN add many more server locations?

AirVPN prefers quality over quantity. It doesn’t add any locations easily just for “One more country flag”. All the servers should conform to AirVPN’s privacy, bandwidth, policies, and more, to provide high-end customer service.

2. Does WireGuard pose privacy issues?

WireGuard is more efficient in performance but is not ideal for privacy because it doesn’t dynamically allocate IP addresses. Instead, it fixes in .conf files installed in the devices.

3. How can you prevent leaks in case of unexpected VPN disconnection?

Go to settings and enable the VPN Kill Switch feature, specially built to prevent data leaks in case of sudden VPN disconnection.

4. Are there traffic limits for an account?

No, there isn’t any traffic limit.