More news from APEX Expo, with AeroMexico deploying Viasat’s in-flight Internet system on the airlines Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.
The Wifi sytem will be deployed as a line-fit (factory fitted option). This will be installed on 18 of the AeroMexico fleet, with an option to install to up to 60 aircraft. This will tap into the ViaSat-2 satellite to provide coverage, as well as it’s existing and growing network.,
AeroMexico and Viasat hope that this will give fast on-plane Wi-Fi – offering a gate-to-gate experience, with a future proofing to connect to other Viasat satellites as they come on stream.
On the announcement, Andres Castañeda, Chief Marketing Officer, Aeromexico states
“As Mexico’s global airline, we take great pride in ensuring our passengers have access to the latest innovations and airline comforts,”
“By bringing Viasat in-flight internet on board, we will deliver a top class in-flight Wi-Fi experience for our passengers. We want all of our clients to enjoy a high-quality internet experience in the air, and partnering with Viasat will accomplish that.”
Don Buchman, vice president and general manager, Commercial Aviation, Viasat states
“Aeromexico’s decision to deploy Viasat’s industry-leading in-flight internet system is a testament to their forward-thinking technology approach and their commitment to passenger and crew excellence,” said . “Our current service has been recognized by multiple third parties as the best in-flight internet service on the global market, offering high-performance and high-dependability. With ViaSat-2 and subsequently ViaSat-3, we will bring even greater speeds and reliability with built-in scale and flexibility to serve millions of passengers daily as they fly across multiple continents.”
I recently tried the Viasat solution in-flight with American Airlines on a US transcontinental services… and was quietly impressed. Have a look at my review of it to see what speeds I was hitting on a plane.
With the demand for high bandwidth connectivity showing no sign of decreasing, it’s good to see airlines putting in solutions to improve the experience.
Of course the crux of this will be how much this cost to use in flight. That detail has yet to be revealed.
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