Travellers now have easier and safer access to WiFi in airports around the world with a new app called Wifox.

Wifox is a map of airport WiFi and lounge passwords from around the world updated in real-time. Users can click through to obtain WiFi passwords and copy-and-paste them into their phones.

Passwords are continually updated via crowdsourcing by other users, including passengers, pilots, flight crews, and others who use airport and lounge WiFi networks.

The app uses a colour-coding system to show how recently passwords have been updated, and Wifox also includes information on any time limits imposed on airport WiFi usage.

The app is available for iOS and Android devices for $1.99 (R29).