flynas to Launch New Inflight Internet Services

flynas, stc Group and SkyFive Arabia delegates sign MoU.
Photo Credit: flynas

flynas, stc Group, and SkyFive Arabia have joined forces to revolutionize the in-flight connectivity experience for passengers traveling through Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between these parties aims to introduce high-speed Air to Ground internet on 120 flynas aircraft. This marks a significant milestone for Middle East aviation.

The agreement will see the rollout of high-speed Air-to-Ground internet for the first time in the Middle East.

The collaboration between flynas, stc Group, and SkyFive Arabia signifies a landmark endeavor to enhance the passenger experience by providing state-of-the-art connectivity services during air travel.

With the deployment of cutting-edge Air-to-Ground internet technology, passengers can expect seamless connectivity and unparalleled in-flight experiences.

Two new flynas Airbus A320neos parked together on the ramp.
Photo Credits: flynas

The Collaboration

flynas, as the leading low-cost airline in the Middle East, spearheads the initiative to introduce high-speed connectivity services to its extensive fleet.

By collaborating with industry leaders, flynas aims to redefine the standards of passenger comfort and convenience.

stc Group brings its expertise in telecommunications to the partnership, ensuring the delivery of superior-quality connectivity services.

SkyFive Arabia, renowned for its innovative approach to in-flight connectivity, plays a pivotal role in providing reliable broadband services to airlines.

Through its Air-to-Ground internet technology, SkyFive Arabia aims to set new benchmarks for connectivity.

A flynas Airbus A320neo on the tarmac.

Deployment of Air-to-Ground Internet

The deployment of Air-to-Ground internet connectivity will commence in the 4th quarter of 2024, starting with domestic services.

The initiative will progressively extend its reach across flynas’ network, ensuring widespread access to high-speed internet during air travel.

Passengers can anticipate a seamless surfing experience with high speeds and minimal latencies, thanks to the innovative technology employed by SkyFive Arabia.

The incorporation of lightweight technology not only ensures efficiency but also contributes to environmental sustainability by reducing fuel consumption.

The initiative will significantly enhance the in-flight experience for flynas passengers, allowing them to stay seamlessly connected throughout their journey.

With Air-to-Ground internet, passengers can enjoy uninterrupted access to entertainment, communication, and productivity tools.

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Environmental Sustainability

The adoption of lightweight technology underscores the commitment of flynas, stc Group, and SkyFive Arabia to environmental sustainability.

By reducing fuel consumption and minimizing environmental impact, the initiative also supports global efforts to promote eco-friendly aviation practices.

Stakeholder Perspectives

Bander Almohanna, CEO and Managing Director of flynas, emphasizes the strategic importance of the collaboration in achieving the airline’s goals.

By leveraging innovative solutions and technologies, flynas aims to reinforce its position as a leading low-cost airline in the region.

Eng. Mohammed Alabbadi, Chief Carrier and Wholesale Officer at stc Group, highlights the significance of the partnership in meeting the escalating demand for high-speed connectivity services.

By incorporating innovative technologies, stc Group continues to enhance the user experience and drive digital transformation in the Kingdom.

Sheikh Saad Al Otaibi, Chairman of SkyFive Arabia and SCIT Group, expresses enthusiasm about the collaboration’s strategic importance for the region.

Together with stc Group, SkyFive Arabia aims to redefine the in-flight connectivity landscape in Saudi Arabia. The new service will set new benchmarks for passenger satisfaction.

Thorsten Robrecht, CEO of SkyFive AG, emphasizes the transformative potential of the partnership in providing reliable broadband services to aircraft.

By combining technological expertise with industry leadership, SkyFive AG and its partners aim to unlock new opportunities. The overall plan is set to elevate the in-flight connectivity experience for travelers.


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