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AirAsia upgrades inflight broadband with Inmarsat GX Aviation

by on April 5, 2017
 

AirAsia has signed has signed a Memorandum of Understand (MoU) with Inmarsat for its next-generation GX Aviation inflight connectivity solution. The MOU, which was signed through AirAsia’s subsidiary ROKKI Sdn Bhd, is expected to significantly improve the inflight broadband passenger experience.

Inflight broadband upgrade : the details

Passengers can look forward to enjoying the benefits of the enhanced inflight broadband services across AirAsia Group’s Airbus A320 and A330 fleets sometime in 2018. Since inflight broadband was introduced on AirAsia aircraft in mid-2015, a number of improvements have been made.

These benefits offered on the ROKKI IFEC platform are expected to include:

  • extra fast internet connectivity
  • free movies, music, articles and games

…. Travellers today expect fast, reliable broadband wherever they are, whether it’s on the ground or 30,000 feet in the air. GX Aviation’s market-leading capabilities represent a step-change in inflight connectivity that allows us to close the gap between the on-ground and onboard experience. AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes

In addition the new service will enable passengers to shop for meals, merchandise and duty-free from their seat as they fly.

…. GX Aviation is now live and operational, introducing an unprecedented new era of inflight broadband for passengers. We are delighted that a hugely respected and successful low-cost carrier such as AirAsia has selected it. Inmarsat Aviation President Leo Mondale

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