The Lufthansa Group has this week announced a deal with Viasat to upgrade the in-flight connectivity on 150 aircraft that operate within Europe.
It is understood the mainline German carrier, Austrian Airlines & SWISS will benefit from this deal.
Without further ado, let’s get into it…
Lufthansa To Upgrade In-Flight Connectivity on 150 Aircraft…
This announcement continues a successful, enduring partnership between the companies. Inmarsat, which was recently acquired by Viasat, has provided its Ka-band IFC service to Lufthansa Group since 2015.
Such a connectivity solution is already onboard 240 Lufthansa Group narrow-body aircraft.
Don Buchman, GM and VP, Commercial Aviation at Viasat, said the following on the new deal:
“We’re so pleased to continue our long-standing partnership with Lufthansa Group, bringing the consistent, seamless in-flight connectivity solution that passengers want via the European Aviation Network.”
“With so many passengers set to benefit, we’re excited to see the impact that EAN has on Lufthansa, SWISS, and Austrian Airlines’ fleets – especially in helping them remain at the forefront of offering a superior passenger experience, no matter which intra-European route or aircraft they fly.”
Adding to this was David Fox, Vice President, Inflight and Connectivity Services at Deutsche Telekom:
“EAN is a game-changer in inflight connectivity.”
“The service adapts perfectly to Europe’s unique telco infrastructure and provides an exceptional connectivity experience for passengers while they fly above the European continent.”
“EAN also offers a highly compelling business case for carriers due to its lightweight, small and low maintenance equipment.”
All eyes will be on how this new deal performs between the two sides.
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