The 2014 Wireless Connectivity Survey has found that in-flight Wi-Fi affects flight choice for 66% of travellers, and 17% would switch allegiances if Wi-Fi is not offered.
Skymark Airlines has become the first carrier in Japan to offer passengers access to free onboard Wi-Fi, having teamed up with Panasonic Avionics.
China Eastern Airlines will be the first Chinese carrier to offer onboard Wi-Fi, with a trial planned on two of its A330s flying between Hongqiao and Beijing.
Mary Kirby explores the latest advancements in aircraft tracking technology, and assesses how connectivity can have major benefits from nose to tail.
Passengers on domestic routes will soon be able to make use of in-flight connectivity, as Japan Airlines starts the rollout of Wi-Fi on 77 domestic aircraft.
ViaSat and Eutelsat will link their high-capacity satellite networks, improving connectivity options for customers in both North America and Europe.
Iberia now offers OnAir’s Wi-Fi and GSM connectivity services on aircraft serving transatlantic routes between Europe and the US and South America.
JetBlue, Saudia, OnAir and Runway Girl Network share their views on the current state of the in-flight connectivity market and look ahead to 2020.
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Thai low-cost carrier Nok Air has partnered with Global Eagle Entertainment to equip its entire fleet with satellite-based connectivity and content services.
Inmarsat has announced a new integrated S-band satellite and air-to-ground connectivity network, with British Airways set to be a launch customer.